Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society, Deer Isle

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The Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society was formed in 1959 with the goal of collecting and preserving "historical facts, records, and relics pertaining to Deer Isle, Stonington, and adjoining communities and islands of East Penobscot Bay in the State of Maine."

The Society's headquarters, located at 416 Sunset Road (Route 15A) in Deer Isle, just north of the Island Country Club, includes five buildings and a variety of displays. It is staffed by a group of dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers who are there to answer questions, point out features of the displays, and assist those who wish to do research.
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  • Stopped by this museum today and so glad I did. Self guided but there was someone in each building who did not wait for questions but began giving you the history and pointing out special items. Glad....  more »
  • Very friendly volunteers to help you through the exhibits. Husband loved the maritime display and artifacts and I enjoyed the kitchen exhibit. Really a great spot to go back to the past on this...  more »
  • If you enjoy history you'll enjoy this experience. The docents do a great job explaining the exhibits. We enjoyed wandering around the different buildings and learning about the area.
  • Interesting place for all things historic on Deer Isle. Very nice and knowledgeable staff. Great way to spend an hour or two!
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