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Welcome to Bangor Historical Society

The Bangor Historical Society was established in 1864 by a group of 22 men led by Judge John Godfrey, who were interested in collecting, preserving and interpreting local history for the public.

It is the second-oldest historical society in the state, the oldest being the Maine Historical Society in Portland.

The Bangor Historical Society and the Bangor Public Library shared storage and meeting space until the 1953 when the opened new facilities at the GAR Memorial Home, the Thomas A. Hill House.

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