The Star-Herald

City Council proclaims April as Presque Isle Historical Society Month

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — At the March 1 Presque Isle City Council meeting, the Council issued a proclamation honoring Presque Isle Historical Society’s 60th anniversary in 2023 by declaring April as Presque Isle Historical Society Month.  

The formal proclamation noted that the study of local history is important in that it brings together people interested in history especially that of Presque Isle; the understanding of history is basic to the democratic way of life; it gives us a better understanding of our community, state, and nation; and it promotes a better appreciation of our heritage.  

In addition to offering 11 different types of regularly recurring tours, over 80 presentations on topics of local history, and over 40 virtual historic tours on YouTube, the Society also operates the 1875 Vera Estey Museum, the Maysville Museum and Molly the Trolley. Both museums have been recognized by the National Trust for Historic Places with Distinctive Destination designations.  

Serving over 10,000 people annually, the Society has brought visibility and encouraged tourism to the City of Presque Isle. For its anniversary in 2023, special celebrations will be held every month in addition to its already ambitious event and tour schedule.  

Presque Isle Historical Society, an all-volunteer 501c3 non-profit corporation, was founded in 1963. Its mission is to study, promote and preserve the history, culture, heritage and artifacts of Presque isle for present and future generations. For more information on the society, visit the website at or email

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