Local History

The Triangle intersection in approximately 1940.

The Newport Cultural Center collects and displays artifacts, documents, and photographs directly related to the history of Newport and the region. We have approximately 11oo original photographs, thousands of documents, and more than a thousand artifacts in our historical collections. Many of these items may be seen in our regularly changing displays.

We welcome donations of photos, documents, and objects related to the history of the Newport area.

Researchers may access our materials by calling ahead for an appointment (207-368-2193).

For the town’s 1914 Centennial celebrations, a history of the town from 1814-1914 was published. Newport’s Centennial History Booklet 1814-1914

Other historical documents: 1939 Lake Sebasticook map    NewportHistory1882

“Picturesque Newport” 1904 article from The Industrial Journal

Cemeteries: Palmer Cemetery Inscriptions

Contact Information:

154 Main Street
Newport, ME 04953
Library circulation desk:
(207) 368-5074


historical inquires - history1215@yahoo.com


Tuesday-Friday, 9:30-5:30
Saturday - 9:30-1:30
Closed Sunday & Monday

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