83 Main Street, Milbridge
Two permanent exhibits highlight the town’s fisheries heritage: a display with seine nets, fishing tools, and early lobster traps; and an exhibit on the area’s rich shipbuilding history, mostly via the Sawyer Shipyard, which produced over 150 vessels. Museum staff perpetually re-imagine the remaining space and its possibilities with local artwork and rotating exhibits, including displays of undersea shipwreck artifacts, the sardine industry, early farming, and the Nash Island Lighthouse. From April to October, the museum hosts popular monthly programs on themes like local architecture, marine research, and storytelling. Browse local crafts and books in the gift shop, or stay for a picnic in the backyard.
207.546.4471 | milbridgehistoricalsociety.org
Year-round (Tu, Sat, Sun 1-4 or by appointment). Parking. Restrooms. Accessible. Picnic area.
Sources & Links
Maine Folklife Center Interviews. Nash Island Light Project (mostly about growing up on Nash Island)