Pirates have never been much of a problem in this area– unless you count the privateers who plagued the Brits during our occasional wars and border controversies in the early years. There’s also John Hogg Paine, one of history’s most violent and notorious … Continue reading
The Stone House is one of the oldest still-standing residences of Calais. It was built in 1825 from locally quarried granite and remains in excellent condition thanks to its owners. Take a virtual tour of this unique home and learn … Continue reading
Most of the early journals and materials that we have are from the prominent citizens and families of Calais. This is largely because if you weren’t wealthy you either weren’t inclined to write (or you might not even know how … Continue reading
The December edition of the SCHS is now available for viewing. Articles include: Fleeting Seasons and Timeless Facades in Calais Memories of Calais: Clarence Beckett (part 2) The Policemen of Calais in the Early 20th Century Have a look: December-2014-newsletter-Web-version … Continue reading
Our September 2014 newsletter (Volume 23, issue 2) is now available for viewing at no cost. Articles in this issue include: SCHS Celebrates 60th Anniversary Calais Gains a Monument and Loses an Iconic Store (regarding the Nexus monument and Treworgy’s … Continue reading
The monthly meeting of the Historical Society will be held at the Holmestead on Monday at 7:00 P.M. on September 9th. We will be showing two short historical films produced by Maine Public Broadcasting and discussing other topics of local … Continue reading
The regular meeting of the society will be on May 6th at 7:00 at the Holmestead on Main Street in Calais. There will be a short business meeting and short program on the fate of ships built in Calais during … Continue reading
The April meeting of the Historical Society will be on April 1st, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. at the Holmestead on Main Street. Program to be announced later.