Chebeague Island Historical Society
Museum of Chebeague
at the District 9 Schoolhouse
The 2008-2009 exhibit explores
World War II and Chebeague. If you have artifacts, archives, or information
to share or would like to volunteer for research or exhibit assembly, please
contact one of our board members.
About the Chebeague Island Historical Society:
Chebeague Island Historical Society, a 501(c)3 organization founded in 1984,
has grown from a small community based group of about two dozen members to an
organization of more than five hundred members committed to educate the
general public about island life. The mission of the Chebeague Island
Historical Society is to enrich the lives of Chebeague residents and visitors
by the acquisition and preservation of antiquities and documents and by
researching and recording the story of the island's past and present.
In 2003, the Chebeague Island Historical Society opened the Museum of Chebeague
History at the former District 9 Schoolhouse.
The building, built in 1871, was acquired from the Town of Cumberland for $1.00 after being used as a
municipal garage for nearly fifty years. Thanks to a successful $500,000
capital campaign to renovate the building and grounds, the Historical Society
now has a permanent home for its numerous collections and photographs, as
well as the ability to display a yearly exhibit.
Browsing these exhibits will allow you to experience some of the history of
our community. Each display represents selected images and artifacts from the
larger collection. To find out more about the exhibits and the CIHS
collections, please contact the Museum.
Board of the Chebeague Island Historical Society:
Richard Bowen, Binkie Boxer, Dianne Calder, Bill Calthorpe, Donna Damon,
Nancy Earnest, Jane Frizzell, Barbara Hamilton, Ken Hamilton, Mary Holt,
Carly Knight, Jim Millinger, Mimi Moulton, Marjorie Munroe, Mac Passano, Joan
Robinson, Sylvia Ross, Al Traina, Jerry Wiles, Beth Wiles
(Watercolor of the Museum-
John Lees, 2003)