Due to the great interest generated at the Freeport Revisited event on February 24th, the Freeport Historical Society will host a part two. This will be an opportunity for you to share your memories of living around Main Street Freeport during the 50’s through the 70’s. Join your fellow neighbors as we share fond experiences of growing up in Freeport in a fun, informal, friendly setting. Please come with your favorite story and any pictures you may have. Saturday, March 17th, 2:00 – 4:00 at 45 Main Street, Freeport. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held on Sunday, the 18th, same time.
February 16 through April 27, 2018
Opening Night Reception
February 15, 2018 5:00-7:00 PM
Our new 10-week exhibit will showcase paintings and photographs related to historic Freeport, both modern and older works that depict people, places, or things that evoke historic meaning. Paintings or photographs of Casco Castle, ships built here, the Desert of Maine, historic buildings or businesses (usually older than a century), and people who lived and worked in town are possible subjects.
Paintings from our collection as well as items from the community will be on view. The public is invited to submit their ready-to-hang artwork by submitting the form below.
This exhibit will showcase objects that tell an interesting story, for example the top hat of Freeport entrepreneur E.B. Mallet who developed Freeport Village in the late 19th century by building a shoe factory, and opening a granite quarry, sawmill, and brickyard to encourage industrial production.
In addition to these strongly “storied” artifacts, you will see objects donated by families in town who do not often see their items on view, as well as some “mystery” objects— items that are intriguing, but come with little or no associated history (except that they are from Freeport). These objects are all currently stored in our archive and are not generally seen by the public.