Stockton Springs Historical Society (SSHS) owns the historic Colcord House and shares space in the building with Stockton Springs Community Library.
SSHS Visitor Hours: A SSHS volunteer is available every Satuday morning from 10 am to 1 pm from May through October to provide a guided tour of the SSHS historical rooms and artifacts, to assist with looking up information about Stockton Springs, and to discuss the history of Stockton Springs with anyone who is interested. You may also request an appointment by email email@example.com or leave a message for a SSHS member with the Library staff during open hours.
The Robert Carver Brooks Research Room is open whenever the library is open. Those interested in the history of the Revolution, maritime history or genealogy may be interested in the books available in the Research Room.
2019 SSHS meetings and programs:
The Stockton Springs Historical Society’s meetings are held at Colcord House at 1:30 pm the first Sunday of each month from April through December unless otherwise noted. Meetings are open to the public. The schedule is posted at the Library, the Town Office, and the Post Office.
April 7 (Sunday). Colcord House. Business meeting starts at 1:30. Program: Show & Tell. Bring a story, photo, family tree, artifact or family recipe to share.
May 4 (Saturday). Sandy Point Church. Pot luck supper starts at 4:00 pm. Bring something to share. NO business meeting, announcements only. Program: Growing up in Sandy Point, by a panel of long time Sandy Pointers.
June 2 (Sunday). Colcord House. Program starts at 1:30. Ed Burns presents Legion Trip to France. In 2018 several members of the Jerry Dobbins American Legion Post went to France to experience the ceremony honoring Jerry Dobbins and the other members of the plane’s crew that crashed in France in WW II.
July 14 (Sunday). Colcord House. Program starts at 1:30. The Winding Road to Statehood. Kathy Harrison. The quest for statehood started in the 1790s. Why did it take so long to achieve?
August 4 (Sunday). Colcord House. Program starts at 1:30. Anette Ruppel Rodrigues presents 1779-1783 Fort George Protected by the Crown” and the history of the Loyalists and Hessian (German) soldiers in Castine during the Revolution.
September 1 (Sunday). Annual picnic starting at 1:00. Bring something to share.
October 6 (Sunday). Colcord House. Program starts at 1:30. Charlene Farris presents John Davidson’s Journal. Davidson was an early settler in the area. His journal tells of life in the 1700s including visiting Fort Pownal.
November 3 (Sunday). Colcord House. Business meeting starts at 1:30. Program: Dan Harrison presents the Cape Jellison Docks. Dan will tell of the building of the docks, the activity there, and the burning of the docks.
December 8 (Sunday). Colcord House. 1:00 Christmas dinner with the library volunteers. The date is a week later than usual to avoid Thanksgiving weekend.
Everyone is welcome to come and learn a little history.
SSHS 2018 Board Members:
Hilu Gander-Ludlow and Joyce O’Rourke
Diane Coose Littlefield and Anne Spencer
New members welcome! Any one wanting to join can email SSHS with your name and address and a form will be sent or you can download the pdf form from sshs_NewMemberForm here.
It’s time to renew your Stockton Springs Historical Society membership. If your email address has changed, please let us know.
The Stockton Springs Historical Society welcomes donations of local family records, artifacts, and funds to help the organization achieve its goals. SSHS is a 501(c)3 organization.
Books, maps, and other items related to the history of Stockton Springs are available for purchase at Colcord House during open library hours. All proceeds benefit SSHS.
Stockton Springs Historical Society, PO Box 101, Stockton Springs ME 04981 or email firstname.lastname@example.org