About Us


Dedicated to the preservation, documentation, and presentation of the history of the Town of Southwest Harbor since, and prior to, incorporation as a town in 1905.

501(c)(3) Status

The IRS has determined that "The Southwest Harbor Historical Society" is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization under the United States Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. § 501(c). Contributions to the Society are deductible under section 170 of the Code. The Effective Date of Exemption is 13 October 2004.


Federal Employer ID: 20-2072613

Museum Location

192 Seawall Road, in the village of Manset. In the old Manset Meetinghouse (Manset Union Church and Gleaners Hall). Open by chance,  or by appointment. Regular museum hours in the future will be announced.

Mailing Address

Southwest Harbor Historical Society, PO Box 272, Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679

Email & Web Site






Aimee Williams, President

Leslie Watson, Vice President

Patty Pinkham, Treasurer

Beth Gaiser, Secretary

Board of Directors

Susan Covino Buell

Julie Fernald

Beth Gaiser

Grace Bernice Klausky

Al Michaud

Patty Pinkham

Henry Ponczek

Rich Viera

Leslie Watson

Anne Welles

Aimee Williams

Ralph Stanley, Emeritus

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