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Address: Vinalhaven, ME
Description: The society has pictures of Vinalhaven and exhibits about its granite...
The society has pictures of Vinalhaven and exhibits about its granite industry from 1880-1910.
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Vinalhaven history

My 15 year old and I enjoyed the collection of granite working tools and photos from VH "good old days"

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

My 15 year old and I enjoyed the collection of granite working tools and photos from VH "good old days"

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Midlothian VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Vinalhaven Historical Society museum is a must see place to get to learn more about the history and charm of this marine/quarry town and the entire island. It is well worth the time to take a look at the interesting displays of early life on the island.

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Sanford, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 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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Address: Vinalhaven, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Vinalhaven

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