Street Address
1033 Presque Isle Rd
Caribou, ME 04736
Mailing Address
PO Box 861
Caribou, ME 04736
Hours
Saturday12 PM - 4 PM
Admissions
Donations greatly appreciated
Free. Donations Accepted.
Staff
Richard Cilley, Museum Coordinator
phone: 207-496-3213
Dennis Harris, Museum Manager / Curator
phone: 207-498-2556
Wendy Bossie, Assistant Curator
phone: 207-498-2556

Description

Four building housing artifacts of Caribou Maine plus a walking trail through a lightly forested area.

Behind our Center is a trail system where you can take a leisurely walk. Take a rest on one of our benches and enjoy the peace and quiet of Mother Nature. While crossing our bridge you will be soothed by the sounds of our babbling brook. Investigate many native plants along the trail.

Visiting our 1860's replica one-room schoolhouse. Turn back the clock to the days when only one teacher taught all grades. There was much opportunity for individualized attention since some of the eight grades may have had only one student. Learn about the requirements of the early teacher and the daily chores of the students.

Investigating early farm equipment and hand tools. Our new barn holds many examples of early farm equipment and hand tools used around the farm or home. Wagons, blacksmith equipment, saws, equipment for tending crops all can be found there. Investigate our portable saw mill, still in operating condition.

Investigating War artifacts. We have military items from the Civil War, World War I and World War II. Uniforms, guns, ribbons, medals, informative books, and other assorted related items. You can even find a prosthetic leg and Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) materials.

Viewing old photographs of Caribou, it's early citizens and various other topics. We have class reunions of classes in the early 1900's, teachers, businesses, farming, railroads, etc. We even have some of family vacations as well as stereocards of a few local scenes and palaces, etc. of Europe. Whatever you are looking for we may have.

Mission

To acquire, preserve and display artifacts of Caribou, ME for the viewing, education and appreciation of visitors.

History

Established in the mid 1970s to preserve and promote the history of Caribou, ME. Moved to a 4.5 acre location in the late 1980s to better fulfill its mission statement.

Artifacts Collections

Over 10,000 artifacts in our collection, mostly available for viewing

Research Collections

Some genealogical materials, particularly of the Eaton Grant area plus materials on a variety of topics related to the community.

Facilities

Four buildings, a two story main building, an 1860 replica one-room schoolhouse, a barn and a garage which is partially used for display space.

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No

ADA

Fully handicap accessible

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Restrooms