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The Norridgewock Historical Society

The Norridgewock Historical Society

The Norridgewock Historical SocietyThe Norridgewock Historical Society

Upcoming Events


 NHS  Bicentennial Birthday Party!  Open house at the museum Sunday,  March 15th from 10 to 3 to celebrate Maine's 200 year of statehood.  Special exhibits! Time capsule! Birthday cake!  For more info contact us  at norridgewockhistsoc@gmail.com 

  First meeting of the 2020 Season: 6:30 PM Wednesday,  April 22 at the Museum



Join Us at Our Monthly Meetings

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, Norridgewock, Maine 


   Contact us at: norridgewockhistsoc@gmail.com

 Mailing address: PO Box 903, Norridgewock, Maine 04957. 

April 22, 2020 6:30PM

Program: TBA

May  27, 2020  6:30 PM

Program: TBA


June 24, 2020  6:30PM

Program: TBA

July 22, 2020  6:30PM

Program :  TBA

August 26, 2020 6:30PM

Program :  TBA

September 23, 2019  6:30PM

Program :  TBA

October 28, 2020  6:30PM

Program:  TBA

November 18, 2020  6:30PM

Program:  TBA

Museum History



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.

Late 1800s

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.

About Us

Our Volunteer Officers


Rebecca Ketchum

Vice President

Reta Thebarge


Eastman Wilder


  Donna Mickewich 


Tom Mickewich

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

11 Mercer Road, Norridgewock, Maine

Mailing Address: PO Box 903, Norridgewock, ME 04957

The Norridgewock Historical Society

(207) 634-5032

Drop us a line!



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