Historical Society Members

Newcastle Historical Society


Newcastle, ME 04553
P. O. Box 482
(Taniscot Building on Corner of Pump & Main Streets)

Phone:  207-563-8233
Website: www.newcastlemainehistoricalsociety.org
Email: [email protected]

Summer Hours:
Saturdays in July & August  10:00 am - 2:00 pm



Vice President



         Secretary                                         Treasurer

       ELIZABETH EVANS                     EDMEE DEJEAN

         Trustee                                              Trustee

               NANCY HARTLEY                      CHRISTOPHER RICE


                    *ARLENE COLE                             

                 *(appointed by Select Board)


                    Museum Curator & Society Historian

               ARLENE COLE

Established in 1998, The Newcastle Historical Society provides visitors with a doorway to the past at its museum in the old historic Taniscot Engine House located on Main Street.  There, visitors will find our museum filled with artifacts and historical memorabilia of the heritage of the people that live and have lived within its boundaries.

In the museum visitors can view old town and tax records,  fire equipment including a restored pumper, genealogical records, archaeological artifacts, The Dinsmore & Flye Pictorial Collection of over 60,000 negatives and photographs, books, a complete cemetery listing from 1758 to 2004, old newspapers and clippings, maps dating back to the 1700s, old postcards, Clark Bottle Collection, tools of yesteryear and hundreds of other artifacts.  Conservation is an integral part of the museum's goals.