Collections

Just a few of the treasures available for your perusal and inspection during open museum/research room hours at Gray Historical Society

Special collections of the Gray Historical Society include :

  • Mayall Woolen Mill – Gray boasts the first water-powered Woolen Mill in the United States, from the 1790’s.
  • Spinning and Weaving – We have a collection of spinning wheels, a loom, and other tools used to make clothing in the early days of our town.
  • Barber Shop – Memorabilia from the L.W. Whitney barbershop
  • Medical – Tools used for medical procedures, and memorabilia from Dr. Henry W. Beck.
  • Hats – Worn by our town mothers over the years.
  • Military – Items from the Civil War.
  • Items from the opening of the Pennell Institute in 1876.
  • Tools and Technology – Telephones from Pine Tree Telephone and Telegraph.
  • Items from the Portland-Lewiston Interurban Railroad that ran from 1914 to 1933.
  • Collection of 19th century wood tools, household articles and clothing
  • Other Items and Records – Church Records and York Deeds, among other items.