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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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A little gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2014
Joan42469
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Sanford, Michigan
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Sanford, Michigan
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137 reviews 137 reviews
15 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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