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Fryeburg Historical Society

Contact: -Nancy Ray
Work 83 Portland St. Fryeburg ME 04037 Cell Phone: 207.256.3001 Website: http://www.fryeburghistorical.org

Biography

The purposes of this corporation are primarily education in nature including to cultivate social intercourse and friendship among its members; to collect and preserve in its museum data touching the history of Fryeburg, the Fryeburg area, Oxford County, and the State of Maine; to collect and preserve articles, specimens and material objects illustrative and demonstrative of the customs, modes and habits of former times in the areas mentioned; to work towards the ownership of permanent headquarters and museum; to perpetuate the memory of those who, by their labors and heroism, contributed to make the history of the areas mentioned; to engage in acts which would assure the preservation of the town’s visual beauty as it relates to its heritage; to compile, write and/or publish historical material of the Town of Fryeburg and the Fryeburg area, or cause the same to be done; to do all acts necessary and convenient for the furtherance and promotion of the aforesaid purposes; to exist under the laws of Maine as a corporation without capital stock and not for pecuniary profits.

The Fryeburg Historical Society organized in 1974. The society has over 300 members and supports its museum, the Col. Samuel Osgood House and the Kendal C. and Anna Ham Research Library at 83 Portland Street, and the Hazel and Owen Currier Doll Museum at 103 Lovell Road, Fryeburg.

Hours are April 15 through November 15, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other times by appointment.

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83 Portland St. Fryeburg ME 04037