- Protect the Collection by building a new fireproof VAULT with museum grade shelving and atmospheric controls to organize and protect our historic documents, paintings, and artifacts.
- Make the Buildings Accessible by providing wheelchair access through the gardens and a RAMP from the parking lot to our new front entrance on the ell porch.
- Stabilize the Barn by repairing the foundation and flooring structures of the BARN to host a new vendor/tenant in our unique space on Main Street, Freeport.
- Provide Research/Library Space by restoring the ELL with a new accessible public bathroom, life safety and security improvements and offering a wonderful space to research and explore the collections with staff support.
Harrington House, 45 Main Street
Tuesday, September 10th at 7:00 PM
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Hors d’oeuvres & wine with a special showing and discussion of our latest, most spectacular collections!*
If you are interested in joining our Friends group, please contact Holly Hurd at email@example.com
2019 is the 50th Anniversary of Freeport Historical Society
Join us Friday, January 25 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Harrington House to recognize the anniversary date of our incorporation! Visit with members, trustees, staff, and many others from the past who have made FHS the successful, vibrant organization that is it today – including some special friends who signed on in 1969 as original Corporators and Charter Members. Stop in for a champagne toast, tasty snacks, a special anniversary cake. Remarks and remembrances at 6:00 PM.
Pettengill Farm Tours
July 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
$10 – $12
The Freeport Historical Society will offer guided tours of the historic Pettengill Farmhouse and grounds as a way for the public to learn more about this remarkable homestead. These tours offer a rare opportunity to view and learn about the house, which is generally open only once a year, on Pettengill Farm Day.
Join Curator/Collections Manager Holly Hurd as she describes the history of the farm and saltbox, which was built about 1800 and has been sustained over generations without the modern conveniences of central heating, running water, or electricity. The house resides on 140 acres that supported a saltwater farm and dairy, most recently by Mildred Pettengill and her brother Frank.
Participants can sign-up for a 90 min tour of the farm and house, which includes a viewing of the rare sgraffiti wall etchings of ships and marine life. The scheduled tours are as follows:
Wed July 19 at 6 PM – on line registration
Tues Aug 22 at 5 PM – on line registration
Fri Sept 15 at 11 AM – on line registration
Wed Sept 20 at 10 am – on line registration
Cost is $12 per person for the general public and $10 for FHS members.
Participants are required to register at least 24 hours in advance. Tours require a minumum of 4 people and max of 10. On-line registration or call 207-865-3170. If the tours need to be rescheduled due to rain or because of too few participants, those signed up will be rescheduled to another date or refunded.
Attendees meet at the gate entrance at the end of Pettengill Road (31 Pettengill Road), to carpool to the site. Un-registered guests are welcome to join at the start location, but they should first confirm that the tour will take place by calling 207-865-3170.
Please wear appropriate footwear for walking on uneven surfaces and bring along bug spray. If walking is difficult, participants can choose to remain near or in the house.
Tours are also available on request with a minimum of 4 participants. Contact Holly Hurd at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-865-3170 to schedule a time.