Collections and Resources
| Is History Merely a Dry Subject Confined to the Pages
of a Textbook?
"Hardly. History is real, and is going on, all around us, all the time—you can’t
get away from it! And, like it or not, you are "making history" by merely existing.
Several generations from now, an eager genealogist will be taking great pleasure in
attempting to document the name of both you and your children, and the events that
shaped your lives."
[Acton~Shapleigh Historical Society]
The Society continues to acquire valuable historical artifacts which now number
approximately 1000 items. The Society's collections are housed in the Historical
Society building. Each of the collections is a part of Nobleboro history, yet the
exhibits have wide appeal to people who live anywhere in the country or world. Items
are organized and categorized by our curators and dedicated volunteers. Most of our
donations are from families who lived or continue to live in this area. Many of these
families represent original settlers and homesteaders.
|George Weston’s Spectacular
George Weston has donated 50 of his wonderful Nobleboro photo albums to the Society.
This is a most remarkable collection as not only are there many wonderful old Nobleboro
photos, but George has taken photos of Nobleboro happenings as they occurred over the
years. In addition, the photos are clearly labeled with extensive information related
to the photo’s content. It is truly a one-of-a-kind, outstanding collection and the
Society will be pleased and appreciative to have it when George no longer needs it.
Below is a link to the list of the society's collections that may be of special
interest. Please click on the item for more information. For books and town/governmental
records please refer to our Ancestors/Genealogy page.
One Room Schoolhouse
GAR Post #59 Membership List 1882-1911 (30 meg file)
You may contact us to assist you and we will respond as quickly as possible.
The Historical Center is open on Saturday afternoons during July and August from 1:30
to 4:30 or any time by appointment. A volunteer will be available to answer your
questions. There is information about Nobleboro history and many of the historic
artifacts on display.
The Center can be enjoyed by all ages – and it’s free. Maps, books and memorabilia
are available to buy.
Feel free to CONTACT US with any questions or comments.