Upcoming Events at the Museum, 11 Mercer Road
May 25th @ 6:30 PM: Program on Wabanaki History will be presented by Janice Malek. The talk will also include the role of birchbark in Wabanaki life/history,with some wonderful displays of some of the various uses.
The Norridgewock Historical Society holds open meetings at 6:30 pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month, April to November.
The Museum is located at 11 Mercer Rd, (No mail delivery) Norridgewock, Maine
Mailing and shipping address: PO Box 903, Norridgewock, Maine 04957.
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April 27, 2022 6:30PM
April Meeting: cancelled; 1st meeting of season will be May 25.
May 25, 2022 6:30 PM
Program: Wabanaki History with Janice Malek
June 22, 2022 6:30PM
July 27, 2022 6:30PM
Program : TBA
August 24, 2022 6:30PM
Program : TBA
September 28, 2022 6:30PM
Program : TBA
October 26, 2022 6:30PM
November 30, 2022 6:30PM
(Fifth Wed due to Thanksgiving)
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In 1995, work on the Museum started in earnest, with our Clean Up Days on May 24th, 31st, and June 7th. On May 29th, we erected our flag and flagpole. We opened our doors to the public on June 10th, 1995, with one of our first attractions – the display of the Charles H. Sawyer prints.
In 1994, the building was devised to Harold Obert. It was then sold, at less than its value, to the Norridgewock Historical Society on November 28, 1994.
Doctor Brown’s daughter, Linnion Brown Rogerson, passed away at age 101.
Doctor Walter Brown and his family lived in the building, using it as a private residence. In 1883, the building was home to two doctors, Doctor Philip Lindsay and Doctor Justin Ames.
In 1864, the building was taken over by Hamlin F. Eaton and used as the Eaton School for a year. Once the Eaton School was moved, the building was still used for some classes, as well as a faculty home.
Our building was built, and intended to be a Female Academy. Doctor Amos Townsend donated the land and $100 towards its erection, though once construction was done the final cost was nearer to $1,000. After its use as a Female Academy, the building sat vacant for about four years.
The Norridgewock Museum & Historical Society serves as an insight to the history of Norridgewock, Maine, and its encompassing Somerset County. From monthly meetings to exhibits and special events, our volunteers work to preserve our past for future generations.
From Native American artifacts to early 20th century medicine, from maps and books to postcards and newspapers, our collection aims to showcase the history and culture of the town and its surrounding areas throughout history.
The Norridgewock Historical Society offers insights into our rich history. Visit the museum to look up your family's ancestral history or research the storied history of our town and Somerset County.
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