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 one-room school house of the original museum, measuring only 20 by 25 feet, served as a grammar school from 1851-1923. The museum is a typical mid-19th century one-room schoolhouse, measuring 20x25ft. The museum is home to many interesting artifacts, including household items of daily life in bygone years, models of ships, and draft plans for Friendship sloops.
As of June 25th, 2022 the Schoolhouse Museum is open for the summer season, Thursdays-Sundays, 1-4. Free admission, with donations gladly accepted.
The Friendship Museum, Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.
The Museum Annex is located at 26 Main Street, in the center of Friendship. The Annex renovation is progressing but it remains closed to the public, with an open house to be held on Friendship Day, July 30th.