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Rockland Historical Society

Rockland Historical Society Facts

Founded:
The Rockland Historical Society was organized in 1977, as the Shore Village Historical Society, to collect and preserve the history of the Rockland area.

Mission:
To preserve and promote Rockland's unique local history.

Collections:
The collection includes information on local industries such as: lime, granite, fishing, shipbuilding, and other important seacoast businesses and industries. It includes the archives of four local newspapers; several large historic photograph collections; and information about the local railroads, schools, churches, social and cultural organizations, and a major resort hotel. The collection also includes the extensive archives of the Rockland Grand Army of the Republic and related materials about the Civil War.

Facilities:
The Rockland Historical Society's museum and archives are housed in climate controlled rooms on the lower level of the Rockland Public Library.

Activities:
The Rockland Historical Society provides several free educational programs each year and has published six books on Rockland history and assisted in the publication of several others.