Explore Moosehead History
There are many historical sites located in the Moosehead Lake region. An individual or family can partake in an educational experience learning about the history of this area.
You can step back in time at the Moosehead Historical Society to discover what the Moosehead Lake Region used to be and learn about its local history. While there you will see the Lumberman’s Museum, an 1880’s kitchen and the restored Victorian Mansion. The displays change every year, so be sure to visit each time you’re in our “neck of the woods”.
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. It also houses an extensive display of native peoples’ artifacts, a number of alternating displays, and a gift shop.
Inside the doors of The Moosehead Marine Museum you will find a wide array of nautical treasures to be explored and re-discovered. They preserve many different pieces of Moosehead Lake’s rich history, including Mt. Kineo Hotel, the “Kate”, and much more! Stop by to learn more about our beautiful corner of Maine and view them in person.
B-52 Bomber Crash
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, there is a group snowmobile ride to the site to hold a memorial service. In the warmer months a brief, low-impact walk will lead you to the somber site where the wreckage still lies frozen in time.