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Camden-Rockport Historical Society

Camden-Rockport Historical Society Facts

Founded:
The Camden Historical Society was organized in 1930 and was incorporated as the Camden-Rockport Historical Society in 1960. The Conway Homestead Museum and its several original buildings opened in 1965. Over the years more buildings were acquired and moved on site.

Collections:
The Mary Meeker Cramer Museum exhibits ship models, quilts, period clothing and local memorabilia, including items from the USS Conway.

Facilities:
The Conway Homestead Museum opened in 1965 with the Conway House & Barn, Victorian Privy, Herb Garden and Blacksmith's Shop. In 1970 the Cramer Museum was built to house artifacts and archival materials, exhibit space, a library and offices. In 1973 the Caretaker's Cottage was moved onto the property and in 1974 a Railroad Switch House was added as well. The Maple Sugar House was added to the collection in 1978. Shortly after the Cramer Museum was expanded to allow for more exhibit space, storage and offices. The 1990's saw restoration work on many of the Homestead's buildings. In 2000 the Caretaker's Cottage was officially designated the Education Center.

Hours:
July & August
Sunday - Wednesday: closed
Thursday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.