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.