CORNISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC
P.O. Box 404, Cornish, ME 04020
Exciting News - Cornish Historical Society now open in their new home 40 Main Street (next to the Library). Open hours are Thursdays 1:00 to 5:00 pm and Saturdays 1:00 to 4:00 pm ( at least thru September). Their Office is at Pike Memorial Hall open Thursdays 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
The purpose of the Cornish Historical Society is to collect and preserve the history of the town of Cornish, Maine. We were incorporated in 1993, just prior to the town's Bicentennial. One of our first projects was to edit and re-publish the town history book - accomplished in time for the Bicentennial Celebration held in 1994. See a member to purchase a copy.
Here are the names of our Officers as of June 20, 2013. Feel free to contact any of them for further information about the Cornish Historical Society.
President: Katie Benson (207) 625-3095
Vice President: Terria Palmer (207) 625-7326
Treasurer: Anne MacIntyre (207) 625-3177
Secretary: Sandy Howe (207) 625-4813
Historian/Newsletter: Linda Carr Griffin (207) 650-7484
Current Projects: If you would like to assist us in any of these areas, please contact us!
- We are sorting pictures and memorabilia of the town's history. If you have any pictures to give or to lend to us, please let us know. We need assistance in identifying pictures.
- Help cleaning and moving into our new home at 40 Main Street, Cornish, Maine
- Several Committees including: Budget, Membership, Programs...
- Our display at Ossipee Valley Fair
Events for 2013 (call to check on times and dates):
- March 18: Bake Sale during voting hours at Pike Memorial Hall on Town Meeting Day on from about 9-5 PM. FMI 625-4813
- April: “Daffodil Days” first blooming of the thousands of bulbs planted around the village, sponsored by Cornish Historical Society and CAB. Enjoy our beautiful town! Bring your cameras!
- April 27: “Daffodil Duck Derby” 11 AM race begins at the Mill Pond. Prizes and family fun…FMI Cynthia Mason 671-6354
- May 16: "Military Veterans Program" 6:30 pm at Pike Memorial Hall, Cornish... FMI go to "Community Events" on library website
- July: Exhibit of "Old-fashioned Kitchen" at the Grange Building during the Ossipee Valley Fair
- July 25 thru September: "The Country Doctors of Cornish and Early Medicine" exhibit. Also on display "Cornish Veteran's Exhibit" from their May program.
- September 12: "Blacksmiths and Gunsmiths": Building & repairing firearms in Maine 1670 - 1720 at Pike Memorial Hall Route 25, Cornish 7:00 pm Join Steve Woodman, blacksmith/gunsmith as he describes the perpetual shortage of firearms in colonial Maine, the men who tried to alleviate the shortage, and the methods they used. Public invited
- December: Annual Holiday Tea Program TBA