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Bangor Historical Society

Bangor Historical Society Facts

The mission of the Bangor Historical Society is to engage the community in stories of our region that enrich our lives, inspire our children and strengthen our future.

Our collection includes over 10,000 photographic prints, daguerreotypes, tintypes, glass plate negatives, and postcards of local and regional interest.

The Museum is also the custodian of the large Quipus collection of historic clothing. The ladies of the Quipus Club were active in Bangor from 1918 to the present and in 1999 they donated their collection to us. It exceeds some 800 garments.

The organization is also entrusted with the care of an extraordinary collection of Civil War artifacts. Much of it came to us from the Grand Army of the Republic through their successor organization the Sons of Union Veterans.

There are also important Civil War artifacts and archival materials from many Bangor families, including an apothecary chest, a sword of Joshua Chamberlain's, several letters written by Union soldiers, diaries, personal papers, and swords belonging to Daniel Chaplain. Our archival collection includes letters written by Joshua Chamberlain and Hannibal Hamlin.

The Thomas A. Hill House is a significant 1835 Greek Revival house designed by noted architect Richard Upjohn.

Open to the public:
Tuesdays through Saturdays
May to the end of March
10 a.m.-5 p.m.