Take a trip back in time!

The Moosehead Historical Society

The Moosehead Historical Society & Museums showcases the cultural heritage of the Moosehead Lake region and its people. Come & visit The Center for Moosehead History, the Moosehead Aviation Museum & NativeAmerican exhibit, downtown Greenville. The story of the tragic B52 crash on Elephant Mtn. is also told there. The Lumberman’s Museum and guided tours of the EvelethCraftsSheridan House are on our main campus, Greenville Junction. Our extensive collection of photos and history about Moosehead’s people & places are also open to the public. Opening this year: Moosehead’s Outdoor Heritage. For more info, see: www.mooseheadhistory.org or call 2076952909.

The Depot

The Depot, with its signature architecture, known as the witches hat, played an important part in the economic and social history of Moosehead Lake. This portion of track, known as the “Short Line,” connected Montreal with the Port of St. John New Brunswick. The Depot was a stop for travelers and celebrities coming to enjoy the vacation amenities of Moosehead Lake, as well as the loggers and woodsmen working the vast forests.The 1889 Victorian Canadian Pacific Depot is undergoing a transformation from the Most Endangered Historical Building to a Community Event Center. It is also listed on the National Register of Historical Buildings. Visit The Depot online!

The B-52 Memorial

In January of 1963, a B-52 bomber crashed during training maneuvers. All but two crew members perished, and those two survivors spent a cold night in blizzard conditions on remote Elephant Mountain before being discovered. The people of Greenville have preserved the site and the wreckage in honor of the men aboard this flight. Each year in January, a group snowmobile ride and a memorial service is held at the site. In the warmer months, this is also a brief, low-impact walk and takes place on a level manicured path. For a guided tour of the crash site, contact Northeast Whitewater.

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