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Presque Isle Historical Society, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1963 as a Maine corporation. It is, presently, an all-volunteer organization.


The mission of the Presque Isle Historical Society is to present the history of Presque Isle through school and community related educational programs. The Historical Society shall study, preserve and promote the history, culture, heritage and physical artifacts of Presque Isle for present and future generations.

The Presque Isle Historical Society strives to accomplish this mission through a variety of public programs and activities, including but not limited to exhibits, publications, lectures, tours; maintenance and operation of the 1875 Vera Estey House Museum, the 1985 Molly the Trolley, the Maysville Museum, and the historic fire station for housing and displaying historic materials, fundraising events, and various educational programs.


The vision of the Presque Isle Historical Society is: to provide educational and volunteer opportunities for the entire community by which it can connect with its historic past; to be recognized as a leader in the historic and cultural heritage of our area; and thus to play an active role in the revitalization of our historic downtown.


Presque Isle Historical Society is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors elected annually by our members. The board meets quarterly in February, May, August and November with the Annual Meeting and elections held in May.

Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce
American Association for State and Local History
Maine Archives & Museums
Maine Association of Non-Profits
National Association for Interpretation
New England Museum Association


Telephone: (207) 762-1151
Snail Mail: PO Box 285, Presque Isle, ME 04769-0285