As of our re-opeing June 12, 2021, we are only having one staff member and 2 visitors at a time in the Robbins House, so are not using any volunteers for indoor projects yet. This will probably change at a later date, as we watch to see what CDC recommendations are with Covid, going forward . We will let you know! The Union Historical Society can always use more volunteers. A variety of projects are available to work on, depending on your skills and interest. There are many items in our collection: documents, photos, scrapbooks, newspaper articles and more, for which we often need assistance with sorting, filing, etc.. We also need volunteers to help with the maintenance of our buildings. You may donate as few or as many hours as your schedule allows. In January 2022, we will re-evaluate how many people can be in our building at one time, according to CDC guidlines .Some tasks may include:
- Weeding the gardens at both the Robbins House and the Old Town House
- Transcribing letters, deeds and other old written material
- Searching our reference material for information requested
- Scanning items into the computer
- Researching items in our collection to help “tell the story”
- Clipping newspaper articles pertaining to Union
- Data Entry
- Anyone interested in volunteering may call (207) 785-5444 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Brochures available to visitors are current program brochure, current newsletter, self-guided tour to Come Spring sites, and information on the Old Town House and how to rent it. Items for Sale are books on Union history, tee-shirts, maps and note cards. Click on "store" to view available items.
Please consider joining the over 250 members of the Union Historical Society. Membership Form Members receive a program brochure for the year's schedule and two newsletters. If you wish to share your email address, you will also receive a reminder with details about each monthly program. Membership dues for individuals are $10.00 per year or $100 for a life membership. A business membership is $25.00. The UHS provides two newsletters to members each year. In these publications you will find a listing of the current year's programs, information about the collection and articles about Union residents. The Union Historical Society is a 501 c3, non profit organization. Donations of items and monetary contributions may be declared on the donor's tax report. Please consider the UHS when cleaning out basements, attics and barns. We welcome donations of old pictures, documents and items related to Union's history. You may wonder if something would interest the Historical Society; please contact us. "When in doubt, don't throw out!" An accession policy is used to guide the Society in accepting donations of items of historical interest for the collection. Please contact the curator by email or telephone to make an appointment. Contributions may be sent to the UHS, P.O. Box 154, Union, ME 04862. Your financial support is greatly appreciated.
Please see our Events page for upcoming programs, which are being presented at the Old Town House as of August, 2021, after a year of using the "zoom" platform! We have been following Maine CDC guidelines throughout the pandemic, to help us make decisions in keeping our visitors/staff safe during programs and events. Most programs are on the first Wednesday of each month, at 7pm, April through November.
May 9, 2021
Dear Union Historical Society Members:
Please except my apology for the incorrect Zoom Link for our May 5th program. The link was copied wrong. We missed you all.
The cast had changed: Vicki (Mrs. Robbins) and Peter (Mr. Robbins) were part of the original Come Spring Players. Mima was read by Kelsey Walker, my granddaughter, and a descendant of Matt Hawes. Joel was read by Kelsey’s fiancé, Jake Derosier. Marion Gray was the narrator. We will have a June 6th Zoom program.
We will try to put it up on the website to be watched at your leisure. If you would like to have us run it again in the fall, please respond to us via our contact us section on our website.
We will have a June 2nd Zoom program. Watch the website and your email for the link information.
Union Historical Society President