Please join us in our mission:
To preserve and promote Rockland's unique local history.
| ♦ Publish local history books |
| ♦ Present programs on remarkable events |
| ♦ Collect & preserve important artifacts |
| ♦ Display history in our museum |
| Around Rockland $20. |
| Shore Village Album $12.95 |
| Brown's Corner: Before Rockland $7.95 |
| Shore Village Story $19.95 |
| Main Beam $85. |
| Shore Village Combo (both) $30. |
| Mechanic Street (hardcover) $29.95 |
| Steamships, Sleigh Bells & a One-Man Band $7. |
| Mechanic Street (softcover) $18.95 |
| War Diary $7. |
| Samoset Resort Book $10. |
| With our Faces to the Foe $15. |
Museum and Archives located:
Rockland Public Library, Lower Level (map
80 Union St, Rockland, ME 04841
We collect, preserve, and display historic artifacts.
Museum hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-5 PM
Programs about Rockland history, 3 or 4 times per year.
Individual $10 Sustaining $50
Family $15 Benefactor $500
The Rockland Historical Society was organized in 1977, as the Shore Village Historical Society, to collect and preserve the history of the Rockland area. The collection of the Rockland Historical Society includes: photographs, documents, books, newspapers, and artifacts relating to local families, businesses, and organizations. The collection includes information on local industries such as: lime, granite, fishing, shipbuilding, and other important seacoast businesses and industries. It includes the archives of four local newspapers; several large historic photograph collections; and information about the local railroads, schools, churches, social and cultural organizations, and a major resort hotel. The collection also includes the extensive archives of the Rockland Grand Army of the Republic and related materials about the Civil War.
The Rockland Historical Society's museum and archives are housed in climate controlled rooms on the lower level of the Rockland Public Library. The society has about 150 members. It provides several free educational programs each year and has published six books on Rockland history and assisted in the publication of several others.