Friendship Museum


Museum Hours:

Last Saturday in June-Labor Day:

Monday-Saturday 1-4 p.m.

Sunday 2-4 p.m.

Labor Day-Columbus Day:

Saturday 1-4 p.m., Sunday 2-4 p.m.

The Friendship Museum, established in 1964, is a museum of local history preserving the artifacts and documents of a traditional seafaring community. The small brick schoolhouse that houses the museum is itself a museum artifact. Measuring only 20 by 25 feet, it is a typical one-room schoolhouse of the mid-19th century. It served as a grammar school from 1851-1923. No admission charge, Donations welcome.

1 Martin Point Road, Friendship,  Maine 04547

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Purchased in 2011, the Annex is conveniently located in the center of town. It is currently being used for much needed storage space. A long-range planning committee will determine its future use.

Coming Events:

Looking Back in Time: through the lens of Dr. Hah’s camera.

A slide show presentation at the Town Office

Wednesday, August 5

7 p.m.

No admission charge

                                                                    Friendship Poor House, 1933

New exhibits:

Special exhibit of coasting schooners provided by Dan West, artist and collector of marine artifacts.

Exhibit of photographs from Dr. Hahn’s collection, dating from the 1930’s to the early 1950s.

Left photo: Dr. William Hahn (right) with Alfred Morton  in front of Ray Winchenpaw’s store, 1943.

Right photo: A rare primitive painting of the Thomas W Lawson, the only 7-masted schooner ever built.





30 Main Street, Friendship, Maine 04547