Union Historical Society

Celebrate Union's Sestercentennial (250th) Anniversary

July 19, 20, 21, 2024

The three day event kicks off Friday, July 19th, with the opening of the time capsule that was buried in 1974 during the bicentennial celebration.
Please click on this link to view the complete event scheduleSestercentennial-Weekend-Schedule-of-Events-Updated.pdf
Stay on the look out for an exciting debut of the 250th commemorative coin,
"The Last 50 Years" book, t-shirts, hats, and posters.
Limited supplies!  


Volunteers Needed!

If you'd like to participate on the planning committee, help organize events, make a financial contribution, or lend a hand during the event weekend please reach out to unionme250@gmail.com.

About Us

Founded in 1972, the Society is a private nonprofit corporation with a volunteer Board of Directors, as well as a part-time paid Archivist/Curator. The UHS is a 501-c-3 organization; those making donations of goods or monetary contributions are eligible for a tax deduction.

Open Hours

 The Robbins House is open Wednesday and Friday mornings 9 to 12. The Robbins House, located on Union Common , is the center for UHS. You are welcome to visit us and enjoy the displays. Society volunteers and the Curator will be glad to assist you in your research related to Union history and genealogy. If coming from a distance, please call ahead to confirm that  we are open and available to assist you.  If you wish to make an appointment to meet the Curator, call the Union Historical Society's number to leave a message. 207-785-5444.


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.  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 unionhis@hotmail.com


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 presented at the Old Town House on the second Wednesday at 7 PM in the months in June, August, September and October.

Our Mission

Our Mission of the Union Historical Society is to promote interest in and knowledge about history in general and the history of Union, Maine, in particular, through public programs and through preservation and display of documents, artifacts, archives, buildings and published materials.




Our Rentals

The Old Town House is available for rental to the public from mid-April through October for functions such as meetings, dances and wedding receptions. The building is heated. Facilities include a kitchen with serving hatch to a 40' x 40' hall. There is also a 16' x 20' stage. Two bathrooms are located in a side hallway. Available for use are the deacon's benches and folding chairs for seating, folding and other tables for dining, and a piano. Large modern ceiling fans provide summer comfort. There is ample parking and a wheelchair-accessible side entrance.

The dining capacity of the hall is approximately 100, with a maximum allowed occupancy of 225 people.

For complete information about fees and rental arrangements, please call and leave a message on the Society's answering machine at (207) 785-5444.

Feel free to contact us!

(207) 785-5444


P.O. Box 154, 343 Common Road, Maine, 04862

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