We have purchased the Old Town Hall on Cottage Road! But we still owe for a 3 year loan. Please consider donating in memory of a loved one. 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!
Old Town Hall Building Purchase Fund Donation Form

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: "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"

If you would like to become a member, contact Corrine Routhier at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call the Town Office at 435-4361, or click on the link below for a printable form to send in with your payment.
Historical Society Membership Form

"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 

             Volume 1, Issue 2

2019: July


 Officers: All  Officers' terms are from June to June

  President-- Corrine Routhier

  Vice President--Patricia Lyons

  Treasurer--Marcelle Gagnon

   Secretary--Joyia Cyr

  Board of Directors:

  Lawrence Duchette--term expires 2023

  Beverly Miller--term expires 2021

  Mary Ellen Violette--term expires 2021


UPCOMING EVENTS (Also visit Summer Round-Up tab on this website):

Regular meetings, all at 6:30 pm at the Town Hall unless otherwise noted:

March 26 

 May 21   July 23-*at the Old Town Hall on Cottage Road  September 24

April 23

 June 16  August 27