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Take a trip back in time!

The Moosehead Historical Society

Henry David Thoreau, with his Wabanaki guides, loggers, famous pilots, and tourists alike have all explored and enjoyed the Moosehead Lake Region. Visit the Moosehead Historical Society to step back in time and learn about the local history. See our Lumberman’s Museum, explore our 1880’s Kitchen, or visit our restored Victorian Mansion with docent guided tours. Displays change every year, so visit us again and see what’s new! The Center for Moosehead History contains the Moosehead Lake Aviation Museum with exhibits highlighting the history of the region’s bush pilots and their aircraft. The Center also houses an extensive display of Native artifacts, a number of other alternating displays, and a gift shop. For more information, Call 207-695- 2909, or visit our website.

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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