| 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 (207) 354-2295.
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.