| 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 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.