| The Thomaston Historical Society is an
active group with many offerings including meetings
with interesting guest speakers that are open to the public free
of charge; a long list of publications in which they have been involved
by either publishing or supplying the historic material for their
writing; celebrating the birthday of General Henry Knox each July
in cooperation with The General Henry Knox Museum; opening one
of the many historic houses in Thomaston for two days of public viewing
during the month of December called "Home for the Holidays" and running
a very interesting museum where one can learn the history of the
town beginning with the first exploration by an Englishman in 1605.
There are extensive archives
for research of local families, events and businesses, war
records, many photographs and paintings, maps and memorabilia
dating back to the Colonial era. The museum is open in the
summer on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 2 and 4
P.M. and on Saturdays between 1 and 3 P.M. We are also open by appointment
throughout the year.
To make an appointment please
call either (207) 354-2314 or (207) 354-4121. To leave a
message or to speak with someone during museum hours, please call
Admission to the museum
is free and there is always someone in attendance to answer
your questions and show you around the facility. Please make
sure to visit our book and gift shop while you are there.
The building is handicapped
accessible with a ramp for entering the first floor meeting
room and a chair lift to the second story of the museum.
The location of the Farmhouse is at 80 Knox
Street. Knox Street begins in the center of town where the traffic
light is located at intersection of Main (U.S. Route 1) and Knox
Streets. Route 1, which is a north/south road, happens to run
due east/west through the center of town. At the light, turn south
and head towards the river. When you get to the railroad tracks,
stop, look to your left. The society's building is visible at that point,
part way up the gravel road.