A donation to the Fifth Maine Museum Collection

The museum received a terrific new acquisition today! The circa 1790 Henry Trefethen family desk returned to Peaks Island, a gift from Trefethen descendant, Charles Blackman. A group of board members and other volunteers safely moved it into the building where it is now on exhibit. Come take a look!

The desk was used by the Trefethen family on House and Peaks Islands, and possibly on Monhegan Island before leaving for the mid-west in 1946. We’re happy to welcome it back to Peaks!

Our excellent team of movers!

Donor Charles A. Blackman and fellow Trefethen descendant Reta Morrill.