Hours of Operation

Gibbs Avenue Museum
and
Blynn Davis Memorial Archives

5 Gibbs Ave., Bridgton, Maine 04009

Fall/Winter Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 and by appointment or chance

No more than five visitors at a time. Please observe six-foot distancing requirements and wear a face covering if you are medically able to do so. We can handle only one researcher at a time, so please contact us in advance for an appointment (always recommended anyway!).

 

Narramissic

46 Narramissic Rd., Bridgton,Maine

House Tours in 2020 Available by Appointment Only through mid-October

Maximum of 5 per group, and everyone must be from the same household; visitors must stay at least six feet away from  the docent. Please wear a face covering if you are medically able to do so. $30 per group, regardless of size

      We will do our best to try to accommodate short notice and even same-day requests, but please contact us as far in advance as possible.

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

Volunteer Opportunities

Board of Trustees Search

 

Bridgton Historical Society seeks talented and dedicated individuals to join its Board of Trustees at a critical point in the organization’s evolution.  Through June or early July, 2019 we will be working with a team of consultants to craft a strategic plan to expand our capacity to continue our long tradition of encouraging an appreciation and understanding of the history of Bridgton and its pivotal role in the Lakes Region. 

The Trustees’ primary responsibility is to accept ultimate legal authority for the overall direction and sound ethical and fiscal management of the organization, and provide service and expertise to the society in whatever capacity matches their skills and abilities. In order to properly exercise that authority and represent Bridgton Historical Society to the community, they are expected to regularly attend monthly meetings and remain informed about the society’s activities and challenges.

The primary requirements for this volunteer position are an interest in history and a willingness to provide resources of “Time, Talent, or Treasure” to further the society’s mission. The society is also in need of individuals with a wide range of skills:  a legal or financial background, experience with successful fund raising campaigns, and strong ties to the local business community are high on the priority list, as is experience with education, social media, and farming. Bridgton residency is NOT a requirement. Trustees may serve for up to three consecutive three-year terms, after which they are required to leave the board for at least one year.

Please email Executive Director Ned Allen at info@bridgtonhistory.org or call 207-647-3699 for further information if you are interested in this volunteer opportunity.

 

Volunteer at the Museum or Narramissic

 

Volunteering is a great way to become involved with history and the community. We need guides and docents at both the Gibbs Avenue Museum year round and Narramissic in the summer. Just a few hours a week, or even every other week, is a big help, and we always need extra hands at special events. With two buildings, one on a 25-acre site, maintenance is a never-ending chore. We also need volunteers to work on the re-creation of mid-19th-century gardens at Narramissic, and there are lots of on-going projects working with the collections. We offer a great way to learn about Museum work. Student interns take note!

If you have volunteered to staff the Museum or Narramissic, you will receive training to become familar with each facility and its collection.

Please consider volunteering an hour or two or even more to:

  • Staffing the Museum
  • Staffing Narramissic
  • Serving on Committees
  • Helping with scheduled events
  • Cooking or baking for meetings and events
  • Working in the flower garden
  • Helping with fund-raising

If you are interested in any of these activities, please send your name and phone number to the Bridgton Historical Society, PO Box 44, Bridgton, ME 04009 or email info@bridgtonhistory.org . 

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