All publications listed below are available for purchase at the Museum or online in the Museum Store.

Staying Put in Lincolnville, Maine 1900-1950

Staying Put front cover
Staying Put back cover
Diane Roesing O'Brien's Staying Put in Lincolnville, Maine 1900-1950 was published in 2004. In it the author follows the fortunes of our little coastal town through two world wars, the Depression, and all the enormous changes those fifty years brought. Horses are traded in for gasoline-power, kerosene lamps for light bulbs, and one-room schools are finally consolidated. Subsistence farming gives way to contracts with big poultry concerns, and the mariner's way of life disappears completely. 
The heart of the book are the seventy-seven family stories, true to the events that life-long townspeople related to the author and placed in settings meant to illustrate the way life was. Town reports, the U.S. Census, letters, diaries and other sources are used to discuss issues such as the school system, political movements, and road building in essay form.

Staying Put has 344 pages with hundreds of photos, maps, drawings, and charts, soft-cover. Click on the images below for a closer look.

Staying Put table of contents
Table of Contents

 Staying Put index Index
 Staying Put sample page family story Sample Family Story
 Staying Put sample page From The Record
Sample From the Record

Ducktrap: Chronicles of a Maine Village

Ducktrap: Chronicles of a Maine Village
by Diane Roesing O’Brien, 1995, tells the story of Ducktrap, located within Lincolnville, at the mouth of the Ducktrap River. The book includes the writings of those who’ve lived there, interviews, photographs and drawings. Hand-drawn maps pinpoint where events took place. 

Ducktrap has 126 pages and is lavishly illustrated with photos, maps and drawings. To look inside Ducktrap, click on the images below.


Ducktrap: Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Ducktrap: Map
Ducktrap: Story
Sample Story

Dicky Duck

Dicky Duck cover
by Dorothy Hardy Santi, 1998. This children’s book tells the story of three Lincolnville farm children, Swiss, Charlie and Dot, and their pet duck. The children lived with their parents, Si and Lil Hardy, on Youngtown Road during the 1930’s. Dorothy "Dot" told the story to her children, and at their urging many years later, published it. Her daughter, Laura, illustrated it.

Scrapbook Histories

These "scrapbook histories" provide a general view of Lincolnville from the time of settlement in 1770 into the 20th century. Author Jacqueline Young Watts collected family stories, anecdotes, and photographs to assemble these volumes. As these books sold out years ago, we have only used copies available.

Lincolnville – Early Days, 1976 
- 68 pages (scan of table of contents can be viewed here and transcription of content can be downloaded as a PDF file here)
Lincolnville Early DaysLincolnville Early Days Back Cover

Lincolnville – As We Remember, 1977 (scan of table of contents can be viewed here)
Lincolnville As We Remember front

Lincolnville Memories, 1983 - 112 pages (scan of table of contents can be viewed here)
Lincolnville Memories front
Lincolnville Memories back

Still Going Strong at Eighty: The Trials & Tribulations of Swiss Hardy as told by himself

Willard "Swiss" Hardy has written this memoir of his life in Lincolnville; all of it, so far, has been spent on Youngtown Road on the farm where he was born.
38 pages

The Pillsbury Place

Leslie LeBlanc, the son of the last inhabitants of an old farm on Atlantic Highway known as the Pillsbury place, compiled a wonderful scrapbook of his family in 1993. Leslie lovingly tells the story of his parents, Rose and Joe LeBlanc, and their family, through photographs, old documents and Leslie’s recollections. He's generously made photocopies of the original scrapbook available to the LHS. A preview of two pages is available here.

How We Got There From Here

How We Got There From Here, front cover

Virginia Thorndike has written the story of transportation in the Maine of our grandparents. This volume, published by Downeast Books, includes interviews with several Lincolnville people.

The Diaries of Young David Arthur Nichols

Growing Up At the Beach, front cover

The three nieces of David Nichols -- lifelong Lincolnville Beach resident, Maine Supreme Court Judge, and well-known figure in the Camden-Lincolnville area – have transcribed and written commentaries on his childhood diaries. The spiral bound book contains many photos from the Nichols family album.

Lincolnville Profiles: A 200th Birthday Celebration

Lincolnville Profiles, front cover
Over 70 interviews with Lincolnville people to celebrate the town’s Bicentennial in 2002. Edited by Shelia Polson. 
A copy of the table of contents listing the interviewees is available here.

Also available are copies of various family genealogies. Click here for a complete list.