***We are purchasing a building for our new "home"!!***
**If you would like to help us purchase the Old Town Hall on Cottage Road, please click here for a donation form to print off and send in. And spread the word! The Old Town Hall will give the Historical Society the space and place it needs to hold events and create a museum space to display all fo the wonderful things from Portage Lake's past!**
The Portage Lake Historical Society was formed in 2010 as a result of the celebration for the Portage Lake Centennial in 2009. The original members of the Society were people who had researched the Town’s history and written or co-wrote articles in the "Portage Lake: History & Hearsay" book, but anyone with an interest in the history of Portage Lake and preserving it are welcome to join. The Society became a 501(c)3 corporation in 2011.
Our Mission Statement: "To preserve the past, present and future of Portage Lake; to instill a desire in future generations to explore the rich heritage of our community; to be an education resource; to show the essence of who we are and what we will become"
"Portage Lake: History & Hearsay" books are available for purchase at the Portage Lake Town Office and at Coffin’s General Store, or click the link here for an order form: "Portage Lake History & Hearsay" Order
The Historical Society meets the 4th Monday of each month from April to August at 6:30 pm at the Portage Lake Town Hall.
2016: Volume 1, issue 1
Officers: All Officers' terms are from June to June
President-- Corrine Routhier
Board of Directors:
Lawrence Duchette--term expires 2020
Beverly Miller--term expires 2020
Mary Ellen Violette--term expires 2020
UPCOMING EVENTS (Also visit Summer Round-Up tab on this website):
All Summer: Ticket Tree raffle. Tickets will be sold for a "tree" decorated with $100 worth of scratch tickets, winner will be drawn on August 17 at the Portage Lake Whoopie Pie Festival. Also, tickets are sold throughout the summer on a hand-made Chickadee-themed quilt. Winner will also be drawn at the Whoopie Pie Festival.
Variety Show August 16, 2019--part of the Portage Lake Summer Round-Up Weekend. Download a REGISTRATION FORM.
Family Walk/Run 5K Race: Saturday August 17, 2019 starting at the Pavilion on West Road. $10 to register.
Annual Canoe Carry from Little Machias to Portage Lake, Saturday August 17, 2019. Meet Jim Dumond at Dean's parking lot at 6 pm.
Regular meetings, all at 6:30 pm at the Town Hall unless otherwise noted:
|May 21||July 23-*at the Old Town Hall on Cottage Road||September 24|
|June 16||August 27|