Special Message from the CIHS Board regarding Summer 2020:

Elections and Cancellations

May 19, 2020

The Historical Society is adjusting to the public health requirements of COVID-19 and has carefully considered the implications for the organization and the museum.

  • Our annual meeting and the talk by Michael Porter, scheduled for June 20, are cancelled.

  • To fill officer vacancies that would have been filled by election at that meeting, the Governing Board of the Historical Society at its May meeting elected: 

    • Roman Folk, Recording Secretary, and Mary Holt, Corresponding Secretary. President David Hill, Vice President Jackie Trask, and Treasurer Gretchen Tonks Hartling remain in their offices, all to serve until the next election by our members.

    • Evin Erder, Pat Festino, Ehrhardt Groothoff, Cathy MacNeill, Beth McNulty and Marjorie Munroe were elected to fill vacancies as Trustees. An enthusiastic welcome to each of them for new or renewal terms!


  • It was decided with great regret that the Museum building and its outside public bathroom will not be open to the public this year. Our exciting new exhibit, Growing Up on Chebeague, planned for this June, will be featured in 2021 and 2022 instead. (The preview video on this website already has had almost 600 views!) 


  • We will be looking for other ways to bring programs to the public this summer, to deliver the annual Cathy MacNeill photo calendar which has become so beloved, and to serve the research and genealogy needs of our members. Stay tuned!  


137 South Road, Chebeague Island, ME 04017


T: +207-846-5237

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