ARTICLE I PURPOSES

The purposes of the Society shall be: the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge about the history of Androscoggin County and the State of Maine. More particularly, they shall be:
1. To discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the county or state, their exploration, settlement, development, and activities in peace and war, their progress in population, wealth, education, arts, science, agriculture, manufactures, trade, transportation; printed material such as histories, genealogies, biographies, descriptions, gazetteers, directories, newspaper pamphlets, catalogues, circulars, handbills, programs, and posters; manuscript material such as letters, diaries, journals, memoranda, reminiscences, rosters, military service records, account books, charts, surveys, and field books; museum material such as pictures, photographs, paintings, portraits, scenes, Indian relics, material objects illustrative of life, conditions, events, and activities in the past and present.
2. To provide for the preservation of such material and for its availability as far as may be feasible, to all who wish to examine or study; to co-operate with officials in insuring the preservation and accessibility of the records and archives of the county and of its cities, towns, villages, and institutions; to conduct archaeological investigations of aboriginal or pioneer sites in the locality; to bring about the preservation of historic buildings, monuments, and markers.
3. To disseminate historical information and arouse interest in the past by publishing historical material in the newspapers or otherwise; and by marking historic buildings, sites and trails.

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