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Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society

Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society Facts

The society has an eclectic collection of artifacts, photos, memorabilia, and historic objects.

Under construction is a research library where genealogists and historians will be invited to delve into the Society's substantial collection of historic records and its extensive photo collection.

Besides the Observer Building that houses the museum and society's headquarters, the Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society operates the Blacksmith Shop Museum, built in 1863 by Nicholas A. Chandler.

The museum retains much of its original equipment including forge, ox-lifter, anvil and other tools. In addition, the museum has a collection of agricultural and rural tools and material.

Both buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Observer Building's unique prow-shaped roof was reportedly built by ships' carpenters imported especially from the coast of Maine to make the building fit its small, flat-iron shaped lot.