The Scarborough Historical Society’s Museum is closed to visitors in response to the COVID-19 increases in Maine. The museum is expected to remain closed until the number of daily cases in Maine drops back to under 100 for three days in a row when a reassessment to return to visitors by Appointment Only.
Thank you to the Scarborough Garden Club, especially Jeanette Guglielmetti, for the beautiful holiday wreaths to decorate the museum’s doors this year. Also, thank you to Joyce Alden for the boughs and berries used to decorate the window boxes.
Added: Town Register – Scarborough – 1905 – Includes early Scarborough history, businesses, “military matters” (French & Indian, Revolutionary, & Civil wars), schools, churches, landmarks, and the 1905 Town Census. The town census is particularly interesting because it includes many non-residents and where they live when an individual’s parent still lives in Scarborough. Married daughters are also identified and their married surname is included. Available at Digital Maine, as a local download, and as a searchable book at Internet Archive.
I added: Early Documents Methodist Church – 1817-1819 – Various Papers Certifying members including Philemon Rand, Simon Libby, John Woodbury, George Libby, John Libby, Solomon Hartford, Joseph Emerson, and Joseph S. Jewett.
Added 2 photos of the North Scarborough Free Church.
North Scarborough Free Church (Beech Ridge & County Roads) – c. 1870.
North Scarborough Free Church, ca. 1907 — Looking west along the County Road, at the junction of Saco Street. The church was erected 1871-72; dismantled 1936), is shown on the left, at the southwest corner of the intersection.
The O. E. Sherman store is visible on the right, along the north side of the County Road.
The building in the distance (left of center) and along the south side of the County Road is the residence of Harry L. Sherman, brother of the store’s proprietor, Orra E. Sherman. The home of a third brother, William Sherman, for many years Scarborough’s tax collector, can partially be seen through the trees, beyond the store.
Updated Article: “The Wayland & The Saint Louis Home for Boys”
With a new photo of the St. Louis Home and School.
I Scanned 89.9.57 N SCAR BAPTIST CH FC 13 from the Bill Tolman Memorial Database. These are the transcribed records of the North Scarborough Free-Will Baptist Church. The Book is now available on Digital Maine and on Archives.Org.
The Free Will Baptist Church was organized June 28, 1827, in North Scarborough. This book is a transcription of the records including the names of all that have been members of the church from its organization up to Jan. 1, 1857. A second section of the book includes Church Members 1949 to 1858. There are also transcriptions of Deeds and other Church Records. This is Book 1 of 2.
First Congregational Church
Marriage Records of the First Congregational Church were published in the Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, Volume 3 (1886) and are available at Internet Archive. For specific dates see: