U.S. Route One, Scarborough, Maine 04074
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Blockhouse Tee Shirts
Ccotton tee shirts in forest green with a yellow imprint of the trademark Scarborough blockhouse. By chance, a misprint in the logo makes these shirts a real collector's item, so order yours while they're still available in all sizes -- S, M, L, & XL.
They're priced at $10.50 plus $4 for priority mail
The Historical Society offers the following items for sale at the Museum
Tuesday mornings from 9 am to noon or by mail:
Scarborough Historical Society
|Tote Bags $8.50||Caps $7||Boxed Note Paper $2.50|
Books & Pamphlets:
|Grandfather Tales of Scarborough
by Augustus Moulton
|History of Scarborough:
by William S. Southgate
|Images of America: Scarborough
by Rodney Laughton
|Scarborough 300th Anniversary Booklet||$3|
|Gems of Prouts Neck History||$40|
|York Deeds Index||$31|
|MAM Directory of Museums||$2.50|
A variety of tee shirts & sweatshirts
Add $4 per item for shipment via Priority Mail.
Nonesuch Notes ... A Great Site for Scarborough Resource
Genealogy Web Page ... Hosted by Caroline Chamberlain...
Download Scarborough Vital Records 1892-1944 (PDF file) (Excel spreadsheet)
Interesting Scarborough PeopleMarguerite Lary, Teacher & Scarborough Legend
Albin Angell, Fisherman
Elbridge Oliver (1849 - 1930)
Historical LandmarksHiggins Beach Inn
Things That Aren't There Anymore Series by Frank Hodgdon
Checkley House Hotel (est. 1873, Prouts Neck)
The Jocelyn Hotel (est. 1890, Prout's Neck)
The Danish Village (1928, Route One by Willowdale)
Scarborough Airport (1920's)
Scarborough's Trolleys (1910)
Overnight Cabins in Scarborough (By Rodney Laughton)
The Museum building was built in 1911 as a generator house for the Portland Railroad Company. It was one of three buildings on the site to service the trolleys. Later it was used by the Dunstan Fire Company. After being vacant for a few years, the building was put back in service for the Police Association. Finally, in 1961, it became the home of the Scarborough Historical Society Museum. Our renovations throughout the years have been carefully planned and executed to maintain the historical character of the building. On March 22, 1991 the Museum was placed on The National Register of Historic Places.
History of the Building
In the late 1980's, the town helped us upgrade our building, and we received a matching grant to help us buy special materials needed to conserve some of our possessions. Other than that, our Society has been self-sustaining through donations and membership dues. Of this we are proud. In 1997 we completed a major addition to our building to provide meeting space and environmentally controlled storage space.
The Society accepts donations of papers and artifacts relating to Scarborough and its people. Nearly all of its acquisitions are donated.
The Society is open on Tuesday mornings from 9 A.M. until 12 Noon and other times by appointment. Meetings are held at the Museum on the first Wednesday of the month from September to May. Our programs usually relate to some aspect of history.
Scarborough Historical Society
Rodney Laughton Seasideinn@aol.com
649 U.S. Route One, Scarborough, Maine 04074
Tuesday mornings from 9 am until noon and other times by appointment.
Meetings are held at the Museum on the first Wednesday of the month from September through May. Our programs usually relate to some aspect of local history.
Membership is open to individuals provided dues are paid and by-laws are observed. We encourage you to join at the level with which you are comfortable. Benefits include monthly programs, access to facilities and monthly newsletters, among others.
The Scarborough Historical Society is a member of:
Maine Association of Museums (MAM)
Society of Maine Archivists (SMA)
Society of Local Volunteer Executives (SOLVE)
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Updated: November 16, 2007