BRIDGTON — Bridgton Historical Society will receive $900 to preserve and provide better access to part of its collection related to the history of North Bridgton. 

The grant will fund the society’s project to properly inventory, index and house a collection recently donated by Bridgton Academy.

The collection includes about 450 photographs, most dating from 1880-1920, and two notebooks put together in the 1960s and 1970s of research into the history of each house in North Bridgton, along with photographs of most of them.

Gently cleaning, storing and inventorying the photographs will be a major part of the project.

The Society has committed 35 hours of volunteer time as part of an in-kind match, which the Historical Records Collections Grant Program requires.

Anyone interested in being trained and helping should contact Ned Allen, the Society’s executive director, at 207-647-3699 or by email at [email protected]

The Bridgton Historical Society operates an archives and museum in the former fire station on Gibbs Avenue in downtown Bridgton, which is generally open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, or by appointment or chance.

The historic house and museum, Narramissic, off Rt. 197 in South Bridgton, will be open on the same schedule as the museum this summer.

FMI: Call 207-647-3699, visit, email [email protected], or find it on Facebook.

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