Job opportunity | Collections Manager at Castine Historical Society

Collections Manager at Castine Historical Society The Castine Historical Society (CHS), a vibrant and financially stable regional organization located in historic Castine, Maine, seeks an enthusiastic Collections Manager to oversee its collections, registration, and reference activities.  This hands-on position is part of a team of three staff members, enhanced by volunteers, interns, and Board members. … Continue reading Job opportunity | Collections Manager at Castine Historical Society

Event | The Forgotten History of African Americans in Castine, Maine with Lisa Simpson Lutts on 11/5/21

Hosted by Maine conservation Voters Lunch & Learn Series Friday, November 5, 12:00 - 1:00 pm Register here Until fairly recently, most people in Castine would have assumed that African Americans had never lived in town in any significant numbers. Their stories and names were definitely forgotten. But since May of 2020, the Castine Historical … Continue reading Event | The Forgotten History of African Americans in Castine, Maine with Lisa Simpson Lutts on 11/5/21

Slavery and African Americans in early Castine

Castine, Maine is a small coastal town in Hancock County, Maine. Long used seasonally for fishing and trade by Native Americans, the area was first occupied by whites beginning in 1629. Over the course of 200 years, French, English, Dutch and Americans fought over this highly prized and strategically placed deep water port. Permanent settlement … Continue reading Slavery and African Americans in early Castine