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Stonington Harbor

Stonington Harbor in days gone by

The Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society was formed in 1959 with the goal of collecting and preserving "historical facts, records, and relics pertaining to Deer Isle, Stonington, and adjoining communities and islands of East Penobscot Bay in the State of Maine."

The Society's headquarters, located at 416 Sunset Road (Route 15A) in Deer Isle, just north of the Island Country Club, includes five buildings and a variety of displays. It is staffed by a group of dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers who are there to answer questions, point out features of the displays, and assist those who wish to do research.

Most recently, since our facility is bursting at the seams, a major capital campaign has been launched to support the construction of a new 32-foot by 48-foot post-and-beam barn, an attached pole barn, and the expansion of the current Archives building.

The Society publishes a bi-annual newsletter and sponsors several summer events, which are announced in local newspapers as well as in this website.


Please take the time to read through these pages, noting that many offer sub-pages with photographs.  The Newsletter pages include the most recent issues, while the Barn-Raising and Archives Expansion pages have all the details on our current Capital Campaign Challenge.


Thank you for your interest in the Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society!

Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society ✦ P O Box 652 ✦ Deer Isle,  ME  04627 ✦ 207-348-6400