Special News regarding 2020 and COVID-19
The Historical Society adjusted to the public health requirements of COVID-19 and carefully considered the implications for the organization and the museum. It was decided that the Museum building and its outside public bathroom would not be open to the public this year. Our new exhibit, "Growing Up on Chebeague," scheduled for 2020, will be featured in 2021 and 2022 instead. (The preview video is available on this website.)
Special Grant Announcement:
The Chebeague Island Historical Society is pleased to announce that in June it received a CARES grant allowing us to continue the work of preserving the history of the community, presenting programs via Zoom, and answering questions from the public about the Chebeague’s history and the families who lived here.
The grant off-set operational and personnel expenses and allowed the CIHS to acquire the technology to present the Ellsworth Miller 2020 Lectures virtually. In addition, we have continued our work on next year's exhibit: Growing Up On Chebeague. Funding has been provided by the Maine Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronarvirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020.
Other 2020 News:
Our new Online Museum Shop was launched in July, with a selection of items including the beloved Cathy MacNeill 2021 calendar. The available merchandise is being constantly updated.
And, we are still available by phone (207-846-5237) to serve the research and genealogy needs of our members.