Tremont Historical Society


Country Store Museum

Open Monday,Wednesday and Friday afternoons 1-4 July through Columbus Day or by appointment . a 19th century country store,with displays of local historic artifacts and photographs; genealogical material available. Research room open by appointment. Located in Bass Harbor, follow signs to the ferry terminal.

We welcome anyone interested in our holdings to contact us to gain access to the museum year-round.Most of our directors are year-round residents and would be happy to direct you to the right person to answer your questions. Some of our displays are put away during the winter months but stay in the museum building.

Meetings and Programs
Programs of historical interest are presented at the monthly meetings, which are at 7 P.M. on the fourth Monday of each month at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library March through November.

November 24 2014 Program

From the Thurlow and Betty Pitts Collection

The challenge of living on and fishing from the 15 off-shore Maine Islands will be featured at the Tremont Historical Society's Program on Monday Nov. 24 at 7 pm at the Bass Harbor Library. The Jeff Dobbs Production of "On the Edge" will be shown. The presentation includes film of some of the islands, the people who live there, and a wonderful Eve Murray script enacted by Dennis Damon with much "folksy humor", interspersed by showing the fine paintings produced by  Southwest Harbor artist Phil Steel.  The showing will be followed by discussion about the history of Island communities, hopes for their future, the making  of this film, and the importance of this project to shine a light on the challenges faced by our off-shore neighbors. Phil Steel plans to be present.


Annual dues are $10. Annual meeting is the fourth Monday in July at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library in Bernard 7 P.M.

Our Mission
The Tremont Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the towns of Tremont, Southwest Harbor, and the adjacent islands. The Society will achieve this mission by gathering, cataloging, and making available to the public historical materials such as genealogies and information on the growth and development of the towns, as well as historical artifacts.

P.O. Box 215
Bass Harbor, Me 04653

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