Swan’s Island Historical Society

The Swan’s Island Historical Society is a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving and sharing island memories through the fascinating stories, images, and objects that islanders have shared with us. We hope you enjoy exploring our collections, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or information to add!

Take a look at some highlights from our collection:

Virtual Exhibits

We created online exhibits about various aspects of island history on the Maine Memory Network site. We will continue to add more content over time. Read about island quarrying, recreation, buildings, and more!

Island History Catalog

Take a look at all of the photographs and objects in our collection. You can enter names, places, or subjects to find specific images—or just have fun browsing! Your feedback–names, dates, stories–is welcomed!

Almost all of the images you see in this collection are available for purchase. You can download the photo policy and order form here.

Oral histories

The Swan’s Island Memory Project has produced a large number of oral histories from members of the island community. Excerpts from many of those interviews are available for listening on this website.