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.