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Otisfield Historical Society

Otisfield Historical Society Facts

1980 when volunteers were sought for a survey of historic buildings. Ethel Bean Turner started the society.

To inform the townspeople about Otisfield's history and to collect information on the town's history for the archives.

45 collections including letters, diaries, photographs

The Historical Society does not have a building of its own. Its collections currently are stored in a privately owned barn. For access to collections, contact Jean Hankins.

Meet four times a year, in April, June, September and November with speakers on local topics or hands-on programs. A recent meeting was an antiques appraisal/educational session focusing on glass bottles. Also hold a picnic each summer.

The society recently had a grant to restore a public watering trough to working condition. The town once had ten public watering troughs for horses; the ninth one vanished in 1930 and the tenth one is being restored. The tubs were made out of wood and rotted if neglected. The remaining tub is cement.