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 Rpad, in the village of Manset. In the old Manset Union Meetinghouse (Manset Union Church and Gleaners Hall). Open by chance, during meetings, 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




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Patty Pinkham, President

Phil Whitney, Vice President

Aimee Williams, Vice President

Lynne Birlem, Treasurer

Henryetta Ponczek, Secretary

Board of Directors

John Burnham
Bob Davis
Karen Craig
Wayne Gilley

Bernie Mauger

Ralph Stanley - Honorary
Kathe Walton

Al Michaud

Donna Michaud

Leslie Watson

Rich Viera

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