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Saving the Keeper’s House:
Georgetown’s Perkins Island Light Station

Tuesday, May 19, 6pm

Inspired by a generous private donation, the 2014 collaboration among the American Lighthouse Foundation, the Maine Island Trail Association, and the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands resulted in the exterior restoration of the Keeper’s house. Established in 1898, PILS is the most southern of 4 lights commissioned along the Kennebec to mark the channel for the ships constructed in Bath. Come see the pictures and hear the remarkable story of how this came to fruition.

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Perkins Island Light Station Keepers house - before and after.
Photos by Bob Trapani, Jr. of the American Lighthouse Foundation

2015 Summer Exhibit
Pieces of the Past: Discovering the Archaeology of Georgetown, Maine

For those fascinated with Georgetown’s early history, this exhibit will seem like a walk through time! Come see an amazing combination of prehistoric relics, fossil fragments, coins, and other items from the GHS archives and from private collections across Georgetown. Archaeologist and Bay Point summer resident Megan Gentile Theriault has curated the exhibit which will be on display May 2 through October 10.

This is a rotating exhibit and GHS invites you to loan your artifacts to be featured. If you are interested, please contact Megan at or (207)939-4660.

This exhibit is free and open to the public. Georgetown Historical Society is open on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to Noon. You can reach us at 207-371-9200, email us at, or visit us Facebook


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