Hours of Operation

Gibbs Avenue Museum
and
Blynn Davis Memorial Archives

Summer hours--Tuesday-Friday  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ( and look for the "Open" flag for additional hours). To better serve you, we strongly recommend that researchers contact us in advance.

Narramissic

Be sure to visit Narramissic Tuesday-Fridays 10 a.m. till 3 p.m.--our Intern, Ben Rideout will be happy to take you on a tour of the house and barn.  The grounds at Narramissic are always open--we have picnic tables, so bring a picnic!    Please feel free to enjoy the grounds during daylight hours.

The Gibbs Avenue Museum

Bridgton has a rich and varied past as a farming community, a center for trade and industry, and, with the coming of the narrow-gauge railroad and the automobile, a destination for thousands of summer visitors. The former fire station on Gibbs Avenue (built in 1878) in downtown Bridgton houses the Bridgton Historical Society's Museum collections, archives, and research facilities. Special exhibits change each summer, and programs on Bridgton history and related topics are held throughout the year.

For a map/satellite view of the area around the Gibbs Avenue Museum, please visit this Google Earth link.

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This 1911 Sears "Horseless Carriage" is just one of the many treasures you will find at the Bridgton Historical Society Museum on Gibbs Avenue , downtown Bridgton, Maine. The Carriage won 1st prize in the "The Horribles" Class at Bridgton's 1933 Old Home Days Parade.

 

Ongoing Exhibits and Collections

Ongoing exhibits and collections include items from, photos and information about the Bridgton and Saco Narrow Gauge Railroad which served the town from 1883 until 1941, a 1911 Sears Automobile, Bridgton's connection to the Civil War, and an unusual ca. 1870 hand-painted sleigh.

 

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