Street Address
Shaker and Yarmouth Rd
Gray, ME 04039
Mailing Address
PO Box 544
Gray, ME 04039
phone: 207-657-4783
web: www.grayhistorical.org
Hours
The Museum is open on special 'Open House' days or by request.
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Staff
Karen Taylor, Museum Contact
phone: 207-657-4783

Description

For many years the collection was housed on the top floor of Stimson Memorial Hall on Shaker Road, Gray. In 1978 the move was made to the second floor of Pennell Institute, where it remained until 2009. The collection was then moved to the current location in the old fire barn on Main Street.

Our museum is located in the old Gray fire barn at Gray Corners in Gray, ME.

Meetings

The Gray Historical Society meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM. Meetings during winter months are at the Gray First Congregational Church Parish House. During the summer, the society meets at the Maine Street Fire Barn (Home of the Historical Society). Meetings feature business and/or programs of special interest and everyone is welcome.

Mission

Our purpose is to "collect, preserve, and to share the history of the Town of Gray and the State of Maine".

History

The Gray Historical Society was founded on June 6, 1962 as a community project by Gray Grange.

Artifacts Collections

Here you will find collections of pictures, books, letters, manuscripts, and a variety of artifacts of historical or public interest.

  • -Memorabilia of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban Railroad, 1914-1933
  • -Items from Pennell Institute from 1878
  • -Mayall Woolen Mills from the 1790's
  • -Collection of 19th century wood tools, household articles and clothing
  • -many other items from the past

Governance

The Society was incorporated in 1973.

Services

The Museum is housed in the Old Fire Barn located on Main street, courtesy of The Town of Gray. Sole support for the Society comes from our members, donations, and sales of the following:

1. History Records, Recollections of Gray, Maine by George T. Hill. $35.00. Proceeds from the sales of this hardcover book go to the Dry Mills Schoolhouse fund. A new order has arrived!

2. Images of America, Gray, Maine by Louise Knapp for the Gray Historical Society. Published in 1999 as part of the softcover Arcadia series on America's towns. $18.99

3. Note cards with sketches representing four different views of Gray in the mid-1800's. Assorted set of 12 cards, $2.00

4. Bronze medallions of the Town Seal and the Bi-Centennial emblem on a necklace chain, $10.00

5. Historical map of old Gray, $10.00

6. T-shirts with Town Seal and first Woolen Mill, $10.00

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop