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Vinalhaven Historical Society

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Wonderful Visit

A truly wonderful collection of Island history. I particularly enjoyed the photographic history of... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2017
Enza M
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Rochester, New York
A gem.

Wandered over there with no expectations, but was elated to find a wonderful array of local... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2017
Lovegoodfood18
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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The society has pictures of Vinalhaven and exhibits about its granite industry from 1880-1910.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
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Reviewed September 27, 2017

A truly wonderful collection of Island history. I particularly enjoyed the photographic history of the Island from it 's granite quarrying days to its sea captain’s. Vanalhaven produced many granite structures like elaborate columns and ornamental eagles that are framing some of our oldest building...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

Wandered over there with no expectations, but was elated to find a wonderful array of local artifacts. So glad to see so many things preserved. Good job that was well done by that org.

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Reviewed July 26, 2017

We stopped in for a quick visit. We probably did stay more than 20 minutes. They had good selection of antiquities from island life dating back up to 150 years. It certainly gives a sense of what it must have been like in the early...More

1  Thank Bruce G
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Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

If you want to learn more about the history, especially anecdotal, about Vinalhaven this time s a fun game lace to go. Just down the hill is the Cemetery where ch also proved interesting in a long belt site overlooking an inlet.

1  Thank Mary M H
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Reviewed August 29, 2016

Beautiful museum. Tons of interesting facts about the island. Great for adults and children. Staff welcoming and helpful.

1  Thank Joejim9498
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Reviewed August 17, 2016

In addition to themed exhibits, there is lots of memorabilia gracing the walls and binders full of photos and other information to browse through. If you have an island connection, plan to say for awhile.

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Reviewed October 22, 2015

My grandfather lived and is buried on Vinalhaven. His sister, my great Aunt lived there. I visited here as a child and LOVED it. A "must see" for history keepers of the area.

1  Thank KCCowgirlLosAngeles
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Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

A truly wonderful variety of exhibits chronicling the island's history from its earliest farmers and sea captains, through its heyday as a granite quarrying center, it's brief turn as a spa location where folks came to "take the waters," and it's more recent life as...More

3  Thank fallowtreveler
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Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

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

1  Thank Rich N
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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...More

Thank Marshall G
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