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PARSONSFIELD-PORTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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History House, home of PPHS, is located at 92 Main Street in Porter, Maine

It is the mission of the Parsonsfield-Porter Historical Society to collect and preserve artifacts, photographs, documents and publications of historical significance that relate directly to the history of Parsonfield, Porter and South Hiram, Maine - including the village of Kezar Falls; to preserve and make available for research the genealogical records of families from the area; to encourage the love and study of local history in the youth of the area; to encourage the preservation of historical sites and structures; and to discover and disseminate local history, legend and lore so that succeeding generations may benefit from a better understanding of their past.

PURPOSE OF THE SOCIETY

  1. To have the collection of documents and objects available for research and exhibit on a timely basis.
  2. To ascertain that artifacts, records and property meet "historic significance" criteria.
  3. To actively seek funding through bequests, donations and grants to restore and maintain the collections and property of the Society.
  4. To outreach to the community and schools to promote an understanding of local history through a newsletter, exhibits, lectures and presentations.
  5. To promote the exchange of knowledge and to encourage the deposit of genealogical records with the Society.
  6. To cooperate with other genealogical groups and societies and to assist the area libraries in expanding and publicizing their genealogical holdings.
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