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Castine Historical Society to Host Fundraiser on Nautilus Island



Photo:  Nautilus Island will be the site of this summer’s fundraiser cocktail reception for the Castine Historical Society.


Castine –  Have you ever dreamed of going to visit Nautilus Island? Now is your chance. The Castine Historical Society is hosting their summer fundraiser on Tuesday, July 31st thanks to the generosity of the island’s owners Stephanie and Jim Huger.

Attendees will enjoy a summer evening of cocktails and refreshments from 5:00 – 7:30 with transportation to the island provided courtesy of Maine Maritime Academy. The evening is in celebration of the Castine Historical Society’s current exhibit, “Castine’s Devoted Women: Social Change and Public Service.” Nautilus Island was the home of Ellenore Doudiet who is among the featured women in this year’s exhibit sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit the Historical Society’s website at, call the administrative office at 207-326-4118, or stop by the Historical Society office Monday – Friday from 9:00-5:00.

The Castine Historical Society serves as a window into Castine’s extraordinary past. The Society preserves local history and hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions, lectures, town walking tours, house and garden tours, and historic reenactments. Exhibits are located in the Abbott School gallery at 17 School Street, Castine. The Grindle House offices and research library located at 13 School Street, Castine are open year-round and researchers are welcome by appointment.


The Historical Society is open daily from June 11 – September 3, Monday – Saturday, 10-4; Sunday, 1-4. Fall hours are September 8 – October 8, Friday, Saturday, Monday, 10-4; Sunday, 1-4. For more information visit, call 207-326-4118, or email [email protected].

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