After two years of renovation, the Thomaston Historical Society is proud to open a converted storage room to an amazing new Archival Library and Gallery – allowing the public to see and peruse for the first time nearly 600 books/magazines, over 60 boxes of photographs and four walls with paintings, photographs, documents, and old business signs that have not been available to the public until now.

Thanks to advice from Fire Chief Mikial Mazzeo, the replacement of an old environment control unit with a new more efficient unit allowed a former archival storage room to be open to the public. After a year of planning and hard work, the room is now ready. This could not have been accomplished without the help of the Maine State Prison who built the new library and map shelves, Brooks Trap Mill who provided lobster wire that allows flexibility in hanging gallery items slightly off the wall for air circulation, and the volunteers who helped in painting, cataloging and hanging.

20190920 THS ARCHIVAL GRAND OPENING

Come help the Thomaston Historical Society celebrate the completion of this new resource on Saturday, October 5th from 4 pm to 6pm at the Farmhouse Museum at 80 Knox Street (the old train station). Join us for appetizers and cider. If you are a crafter, there is a chance to pick up packs of old magazines and papers – duplicates that need recycling.

Photo Caption: Gallery view with old prison stove showing.

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