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Address: Vinalhaven, ME
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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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Learned so much about Vinalhaven.

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

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

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Middlebury, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 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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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 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.

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Thank KCCowgirlLosAngeles
Ripon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 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 a summer home for artists and academics. Well run and a testimony to its curators,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 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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Thank Rich N
Midlothian VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 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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Thank Marshall G
Sanford, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 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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1 Thank millede
Camden, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 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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