Hours of Operation

Gibbs Avenue/Firehouse Museum
and
Blynn Davis Memorial Archives

5 Gibbs Ave., Bridgton, Maine 04009

Summer Hours: Tuesday Thru Saturday, 10:00 - 2:00 and by appointment or chance

 

Narramissic - 46 Narramissic Rd., Bridgton,Maine

House Tours - Saturdays 11:00 to 2:00 or by Appointment

The grounds of Narramissic and the Peabody-Fitch Woods are open year round dawn to dusk.

Board of Trustees of the Bridgton Historical Society

President
Jon Evans - Bridgton

 

Vice President
Kristine Karlsson - Bridgton

 

Secretary
Bonnie Trafford - Windham

 

Treasurer
Richard Coshow - Bridgton

 

Members At Large
James Oberg - Bridgton
Anne Wold - North Bridgton

 

 

 

Executive Director and Assistant Director

Executive Director
Kerry Cushing

 

Assistant Director
Mike Davis

 

Proposed By-Law Changes

Proposed By-Laws Amendments

The Board of Trustees has proposed three changes to the By-Laws, to be voted on by the membership at the annual meeting. The intent of the first two is to simplify and clarify our procedures for holding annual meetings.

Currently, Paragraph four of Article 5 says, in part, “Names of candidates shall be announced ten (10) days prior to the election by written notice.Election shall be held by secret ballot.” The proposed amendment to this article would remove "secret ballot", to be replaced by "voice vote or a show of hands."

The first sentence to the Paragraph entitled “Annual Meeting,” in Article 4 currently states: "The annual meeting of this Society shall be held in the month of October of each year on a day set by the President or the Board of Trustees.” The proposed amendment would add the words “and may be held at such time and place as the President or the Board of Trustees may determine” to this sentence.

The third amendment is intended to provide a measure of legal protection to board members who acting in good faith for the benefit of the society. These are important protections assist in recruiting and retaining the hard-working trustees who take give generously of their time and talent and take on responsibility for the society’s well-being. The proposed amendment adds the following to Article 5: Trustees

“The Bridgton Historical Society (the "Society") shall, to the extent legally permissible, indemnify each person who may serve or who has served at any time as an officer, director or employee of the Society against all expenses and liabilities, including, without limitation, counsel fees, judgments, fines, penalties and settlement payments, reasonably incurred by or imposed upon such person in connection with any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding in which he or she may become involved by reason of his or her service in such capacity; provided that no indemnification shall be provided for any such person with respect to any matter as to which he or she shall have been finally adjudicated in any proceeding not to have acted in good faith in the reasonable belief that such action was in the best interests of the corporation.

The indemnification provided hereunder shall inure to the benefit of the heirs, executors and administrators of persons entitled to indemnification hereunder. The right of indemnification under this Article shall be in addition to and not exclusive of all other rights to which any person may be entitled.”

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