Gray Historical Society

Gray, Maine

Collect, Preserve, and Share our History


PO Box 544

Gray, ME 04039

Gray Historical Society

The Gray Historical Society was founded on June 6, 1962 as a community project by Gray Grange. Our purpose is to "collect, preserve, and to share the history of the Town of Gray and the State of Maine". The Society was incorporated in 1973.

Our Museum

Our museum is located in the old Gray fire barn at Gray Corners in Gray, ME.

For many years the collection was housed on the top floor of Stimson Memorial Hall on Shaker Road, Gray. In 1978 the move was made to the second floor of Pennell Institute, where it remained until 2009. The collection was then moved to the current location in the old fire barn on Main Street.

The Museum is open on special 'Open House' days or by request. Here you will find collections of pictures, books, letters, manuscripts, and a variety of artifacts of historical or public interest.

Special collections:

-Memorabilia of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban Railroad, 1914-1933

-Items from Pennell Institute from 1878

-Mayall Woolen Mills from the 1790's

-Collection of 19th century wood tools, household articles and clothing

-many other items from the past