CASCO — The Raymond Casco Historical Society was founded in 1971, and began holding regular meetings at the Raymond Town Office. After a few years the group met at various locations including the Raymond and Casco libraries. In 2008, by the very generous donation of Skip and Zeena Watkins, the group found a permanent home at what is now known as the Raymond-Casco Historical Museum on Route 302 in Casco. This is the building with the beautiful mural facing Route 302.
Over the past five years the new building has allowed the society to grow and display a magnificent array of historical artifacts and items ranging from precious documents to genuine pump organs.
This year the group has had several wonderful donations to add to its displays, including Historical Society founder Earnest Knight’s original typewriter held in a beautiful display case created and donated by Tim Symonds. The society has also recently been entrusted with all of the Hall Family archives. The Halls are one of the original local families.
The Historical Museum is currently closed for the winter but will reopen in the spring on Memorial Day weekend. There has never been an entrance fee, and admission will continue to be free in 2013. Next summer the museum will have an additional barn with much more to see, in addition to current exhibits, such as the many antique cars which are truly one of a kind.
Anyone with a special donation to offer before next year's opening may call Pam at 207-655-2438.