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Vinalhaven Historical Society

Vinalhaven, ME
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Vinalhaven
Type: History Museums
Description: The society has pictures of Vinalhaven and exhibits about its granite industry from 1880-1910.
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Sanford, Michigan
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104 reviews 104 reviews
14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We made prior arrangements to visit off season and the volunteers could not have been more accommodating. The purpose of our visit was to see our grandfather's peanut roasting machine and it is prominently displayed. They also had a folder of historical data on grandfather which will be a big help in our family tree research. The museum is well... More

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Falls Church Va
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I'd go again as it is not possible to take it all in. Pictures, old kitchen tools, advertisements, and tidbits about how they use to live-its all there. Allow plenty of time.

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Camden, Maine
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Well preserved,meticulously maintained collection of Island history. I particularly enjoyed the photographic history of the Island from it 's granite quarrying days to present day. The civil war photos of Islanders who participated was haunting. There is certainly something for everyone housed within the old Vinalhaven Town Hall.

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Fun place with great history displays. Perfect for a rainy day.The Museum is located in the heart of town.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Every once in a while, we discover hidden treasures. The little museum done by the Historical Society is an amazing place. I have spent hours in it, looking at all the *stuff* and going through documents. It is intimate, fun and the staff are incredibly helpful

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Rockland, Maine
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Rich, straightforward presentation of island history, including the granite industry, from which many important structures, including the Washington Monument, were built.

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