About Us

Our dedicated Board of Directors, support staff and volunteers work together with our town and community to preserve the history of Blue Hill, Maine.

The Blue Hill Historical Society was founded in 1902 for the purpose of preserving the heritage of the Town of Blue Hill, Maine, U.S.A.
The Society’s home and headquarters are in the Holt House, a historic house museum at the center of the town of Blue Hill, at 3 Water Street, at the intersections of Rt. 177, and Main Street.
The house was built in 1815 by Jeremiah Thorndike Holt. Adjacent to the house is the carriage house built in the 1990’s which offers a large space for larger items in the collection, a vault with historic documents and a place to gather for presentations.
The Holt House Museum is open during the summer from mid-June through September.
Our Mission

Our Mission is to collect, preserve and make accessible materials touching the rich
history of the Blue Hill area; promote public awareness, understanding and appreciation for our
history; and advocate for the preservation of historic material and properties.


Our Vision

We envision the Society acting as a historical resource and stimulating other
organizations, institutions and individuals to value the collective experiences, culture and
traditions of our Blue Hill community.