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We’re Open for 2017

The Museum & Gift Shop Hours

Tues–Sat:  10:00 – 4:00

Sun: 1:00– 4:00 Until Labor Day

Labor Day through Columbus Day: weekend hours only

(207) 846-5237

We have a wonderful assortment of gifts and souvenirs in the store,
so please allow time to shop after you tour our museum exhibit.



Mark Your 2017 Calendar :

July 12 Lecture Series II, Ron Romano
Wednesday 3:00 – 4:00 PM

August 8  CIHS House Tour
Tuesday 10:30 – 4:30 PM

August 21 Lecture Series III, Jerry Wiles
Monday 7:00 – 8:00 PM

September 18 Lecture Series IV, Donna Damon
Monday 7:00 – 8:00 PM


Cap Leonard has established a Memorial lecture
series entitled “Ellsworth Miller Memorial Summer Lecture Series”.
This is its inaugural year. The lecturers will focus on Island life.
Contributions for its continuance are gratefully appreciated.

 CIHS Presents author, Ron Romano

Early Gravestones in Southern Maine:
The Genius of Bartlett Adams

Presentation is at 3:00 PM at the Parish House.
Immediately following the lecture, we will walk
through the Cemetery for a closer look at gravestones.




Raffle Tickets for the Historical Quilt are on
sale now at the Museum.

The patches in this quilt date from the 1880’s – 1920’s,
it has been restored, backed & tied.  It is a rare example
of turn of the century fabrics used on the Island.  

Raffle tickets are $2 or six for $10.




2017 Exhibit:
Chebeague’s Domestic Architecture, 1750-1890

The Museum’s 2016-2017 exhibit explores the residential
architecture of the island during the first
century and a half of its permanent settlement.




The Chebeague Island Historical Society, a 501(c)3 organization
founded in 1984, has grown from a small community based group of
about two dozen members to an organization of more than five hundred
members committed to educate the general public about island life.
The mission of theChebeague Island Historical Society is to enrich the lives
of Chebeague residents andvisitors by the acquisition and preservation
of antiquities and documents and by researching and recording the story
of the island’s past and present.


In 2003, the Chebeague Island Historical Society opened the
Museum of Chebeague History at the former District 9 Schoolhouse.
The building, built in 1871, was acquired from the Town of Cumberland
for $1.00 after being used as a municipal garage for nearly fifty years.
Thanks to a successful $500,000 capital campaign to renovate
the building and grounds, the Historical Society now has a permanent
home for its numerous collections and photographs, as well as the
ability to display a yearly exhibit.