Press Release

Castine Historical Society announces fall hours

CASTINE, Maine — The Castine Historical Society will extend its season beyond Labor Day this year, with exhibits open to the public four days a week, and by appointment on other days, through Oct. 15. The public schedule for fall will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays, Arrangements can be made for school groups and others to visit the exhibits on alternative days by contacting the society in advance at 207-326-4118 or by email at .

This year’s seasonal exhibit at the Abbott School, “Schooner Bowdoin on the Greenland Patrol,” is co-sponsored with Maine Maritime Academy and tells the little known story of the National Historic Landmark schooner’s World War II service. The extended season at the historical society will allow MMA students, parents, faculty and alumni, and local residents, visitors and school groups, to explore the Bowdoin’s arctic history from her first voyage north with Admiral Donald MacMillan in 1921 through more recent voyages as MMA’s flagship sail training vessel. With the Bowdoin recently returned to Castine from summer training voyages, visitors to the exhibit will also have an opportunity to see the historic vessel at the MMA waterfront in Castine during the fall season.

In addition to the seasonal exhibit on Schooner Bowdoin in Greenland in World War II, the society offers a permanent exhibit on the Penobscot Expedition of 1779 at its location in the Abbott School, 17 School St., on the town common in Castine.

For information on the Castine Historical Society and its exhibits, visit, email or call 207-326-4118.