Established in 1998, the Newcastle Historical Society provides visitors with a doorway to the past at its museum in the old historic Taniscot Engine House located on Main and Pump Street. There visitors will find our museum filled with artifacts and historical memorabilia of the heritage of teh people that live and have lived within its boundaries.
In the museum visitors can view old town and tax records, fire equipment including a restored pumper, genealogical records and hundred of artifacts from the people of Newcastle. The society has the historic Dinsmore-Flye Negative Collection of over 80,000 negatives and photographs of the area dating back to the 1800s. There are also books, old postcards, Clark Bottle Collection, a quilt, trunks, newspapers, maps, and tools of yesteryear. Conservation is an integral part of the museum's goals.
Newcastle is located on the Damariscotta River. It also includes the villages of Sheepscot on the Sheepscot River, part of Damariscotta Mills on Great Salt Bay and Damariscotta Lake and North Newcastle. Other rural areas include East Newcastle and South Newcastle.
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