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Vinalhaven Historical Society

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Wonderful Visit

A truly wonderful collection of Island history. I particularly enjoyed the photographic history of... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Enza M
Rochester, New York
A gem.

Wandered over there with no expectations, but was elated to find a wonderful array of local... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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The society has pictures of Vinalhaven and exhibits about its granite industry from 1880-1910.
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

A truly wonderful collection of Island history. I particularly enjoyed the photographic history of the Island from it 's granite quarrying days to its sea captain’s. Vanalhaven produced many granite structures like elaborate columns and ornamental eagles that are framing some of our oldest building...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Enza M
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Wandered over there with no expectations, but was elated to find a wonderful array of local artifacts. So glad to see so many things preserved. Good job that was well done by that org.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Lovegoodfood18
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We stopped in for a quick visit. We probably did stay more than 20 minutes. They had good selection of antiquities from island life dating back up to 150 years. It certainly gives a sense of what it must have been like in the early...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank bruceg360
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

If you want to learn more about the history, especially anecdotal, about Vinalhaven this time s a fun game lace to go. Just down the hill is the Cemetery where ch also proved interesting in a long belt site overlooking an inlet.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Mary M H
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Beautiful museum. Tons of interesting facts about the island. Great for adults and children. Staff welcoming and helpful.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Joejim9498
Reviewed 17 August 2016

In addition to themed exhibits, there is lots of memorabilia gracing the walls and binders full of photos and other information to browse through. If you have an island connection, plan to say for awhile.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Vt_folks
Reviewed 23 October 2015

My grandfather lived and is buried on Vinalhaven. His sister, my great Aunt lived there. I visited here as a child and LOVED it. A "must see" for history keepers of the area.

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank KCCowgirlLosAngeles
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

A truly wonderful variety of exhibits chronicling the island's history from its earliest farmers and sea captains, through its heyday as a granite quarrying center, it's brief turn as a spa location where folks came to "take the waters," and it's more recent life as...More

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank fallowtreveler
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

My 15 year old and I enjoyed the collection of granite working tools and photos from VH "good old days"

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Rich N
Reviewed 14 July 2015

The Vinalhaven Historical Society museum is a must see place to get to learn more about the history and charm of this marine/quarry town and the entire island. It is well worth the time to take a look at the interesting displays of early life...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Marshall G
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