Blue Hill Historical Society Events – Summer 2019

Exhibit Opening:
Roots and Branches: An Exhibit Honoring Mary Ellen Chase
Saturday, July 27

11:00am – 2:00pm
Refreshments will be served.


The roots of the Chase family reach back into the earliest days of Blue Hill. Mary Ellen Chase is a product of her family history, which provided both the inspiration for her many books and the lens through which she saw her world. The “Roots” of the exhibit will include a large framed portrait of Chase’s father, Captain Melatiah Kimball Chase, a sea captain’s liquor chest believed to have been used by Capt. Chase, and selected pieces of Rose Medallion china collected by his wife Eliza Ann Wescott on her many travels. The “Branches” portion of the exhibit will include a selection of the books Mary Ellen Chase wrote, and selected excerpts will be displayed. 


11:00am – 2:00pm Mary Ellen Chase Exhibit Opening

3:00pm Main Street Tour – Meet at Holt House

Cemetery & Main Street Tours Schedule
led by Brittany Courtot

June 16th: Old Cemetery — 12:00pm
June 22nd: Maine Street Tour — 3:00pm
July 6th: Seaside Cemetery — 3:00pm
July 13th: Seaside Cemetery — 3:00pm
July 27th: Main Street Tour — 3:00pm
August 10th: Old Cemetery— 3:00pm

Touring Through Time
Saturday, July 27th


Historical Societies and Museums of East Penobscot Bay and the Blue Hill Peninsula join forces to make the historical treasures of the region available to visitors.

2019 Lecture Series at the Blue Hill Public Library