Good Reads

Annual Newsletter

The Society publishes its Newsletter each Spring. In it, you will find news of Society activities, articles of historical interest, and updates on the latest Museum exhibits. Society Members receive a copy in the mail.

A complete archive of back issues is kept at the Museum and at the Dorcas Library, but here are some recent issues:

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012


Each year, the Society publishes a wall calendar illustrated with historic images from our town.

The 2021 GHS Calendars are now available!

This year's edition, The Peninsula in the 1980s by artist Ed Kalish, features vintage views of regional icons of Schoodic Peninsula towns. Included are some fifteen of Kalish’s drawings featuring familiar sights as they looked almost four decades ago when he lived in the area. This calendar also gives you key dates in the history of the two Schoodic towns.

Calendars are usually available at all GHS meetings and events, as well as from the Winter Harbor 5 & 10.

Calendars are available by mail for $20. Order them HERE

Books (To purchase, contact us for availability and more information)

The Society publishes research collections from time to time. The most recent of these is Barns of Gouldsboro, Maine (Out of Print at present). In 1904, the Daughters of Liberty published a compilation of local history called Historical Researches of Gouldsboro Maine, which has been reprinted by the Society. There is also a free digital version available at HathiTrust.

From other Sources

Author Bernice Richmond wrote a newsletter, The Peninsula Gazette, from 1954 through 1960 about the events of the Schoodic Peninsula. She recorded day to day activities and interviewed older residents for their memories of earlier history. These volumes are a fascinating chronicle of life on the Schoodic Peninsula during the first half of the 20th century. Thanks to the Winter Harbor Library, they can be viewed here.