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

Grace Bernice Klausky, Secretary Pro Temp

Board of Directors

Lynne Birlem

John Burnham

Julie Fernald

Grace Bernice Klausky

Bernie Mauger
Kathe Walton

Al Michaud

Patty Pinkham

Henry Ponczek

Leslie Watson

Rich Viera

Aimee Williams

Ralph Stanley, Emeritus

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