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 …

Even before the “official” start of the 2019 season, the Fifth Maine Museum hosted seven school field trips. Local students ranging in age from fourth grade through twelfth enjoyed the combination of a ferry boat ride and an engaging museum visit. Several of the Fifth Maine Museum board members and our curator, Holly Hurd-Forsyth, …

Change is afoot in the temporary exhibit room at the Fifth Maine Museum. Our extremely popular post card exhibit has been dismounted to make room for our new Peaks Island in the 1970’s exhibit, which opens on June 21, 2019. The exhibit will feature some never-seen-before artifacts and pictures from daily life of islanders …

The Fifth Maine Museum’s new exhibit, Peaks Island in the 1970s: Building a Community, opened to rave reviews during Peaks Fest. The exhibit displays previously unseen pieces from the museum’s collection, as well as photographs and objects borrowed from community members who lived on Peaks Island during the 1970s. The new exhibit poster features …

We’ve got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that the roof of the Fifth Maine Museum, which is nearing the end of life, continues to degrade. Several roof patching attempts can be seen in this overhead shot of the building. During the 2018-2019 winter, roofing shingles allowed some water …