The Gouldsboro Historical Society’s goal is to research, collect, and preserve the Town of Gouldsboro’s historical material, and to educate citizens in the history of the town and region through a museum, cooperation with schools or organizations, and through various public offerings.
The Gouldsboro Society hopes to highlight the role of the Schoodic Peninsula since 1922 in the development of Acadia National Park, and to help educate citizens and visitors about the park’s special importance to our region. During its seasonal hours on the first Monday of the month from June through September (2 to 4 PM), the Society’s Museum at the Old Town House on Route 1 in Gouldsboro will include an exhibit on the peninsula’s people and the building of the park at Schoodic. In January a Society lecturer will give a slide talk on the history of Schoodic Point and its role in the naming of Acadia National Park. And as part of the Society’s six summer program offerings at the museum, a slide talk by Seal Cove Auto Museum Director Raney Bench will highlight how turmoil over rising auto traffic played into the formation of Acadia National Park.