Military Service Photograph

Hello Active Duty Military and Veterans

If Denmark was your hometown when you joined the military or Denmark is now your home, Denmark Historical Society invites you to a photo opportunity Tuesday September 1 6:30 PM at the Municipal Building.

We are documenting your service to our country.

If you’d like you may wear your uniform, display your medals and ribbons too. Casual dress is OK!

Unable to attend, and want to participate?

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Highland Street Foundation Gift To The Historical Society

Denmark Historical Society thanks Sean McGrath and the Highland Steet Foundation for its continued support.

Cooler From Village Store

Posted on our social media page from 2015 is this photo of the cooler formerly from the Village Store. After the store closed it was held privately. It’s home is now at Centennial Hall.

Heather Perkin’s Autumn Photo Of West Denmark

Denmark’s Population

Source: U. S. Decennial Census
Created 2019

Birch Cove Fund

The members of the board of directors of Denmark Historical Society wish to thank the Birch Cove Fund and Maine Community Foundation for its continued support of the projects to protect the contents of the archives.

Recently the society was awarded a grant of $5000.00 to continue its work.

The society has been fortunate to receive past grants which have enabled the society to digitize most of the collection and purchase supplies to protect individual items.

Nestlé Waters North America Gift

Thank you to Nestlé for the recent gift of $2,000.00 to further the work of the historical society. The gift will help us to continue to collect, protect and share the history of Denmark with the community.

Annual Letter To The Community

The previous twelve months have been very busy and productive for the Denmark Historical Society, thanks to the hard work of the members, board members, volunteers, and generous sponsors.

The major process of digitizing the paper records held in the collection has been completed.   The digitization effort was funded with a generous grant from The Birch Cove Foundation.

The holdings continue to grow through donations and purchases with funds from the acquisition fund.  Much effort is being made to organize and protect items in the archives, including film and slides.  A horse drawn sleigh, donated by Fritz Von Ulmer and Brian Grennan, is currently under repair by Dan Eaton of the smallboat shop.

Over the summer, the cemetery committee met several times to document and verify the burial records of the cemeteries, starting with the Hilton cemetery.  The work is ongoing.

New purchases of computers and audio-visual equipment were made possible through donations from the Highland Street Foundation.  Purchasing decisions and installation were greatly assisted by Charles Linden, who went above and beyond the call of duty.  The television and sound system were installed in the meeting room of the library. The equipment will be made available to other non-profits.

The Society invited Kevin Gardner, a well-known author and wall builder, to talk about stone walls.  The event was held at the Denmark Arts Center, was open to the general public, and was very well received.  The audience was fascinated to listen to Kevin talk as he built a miniature stone wall. 

In an effort to offer a variety of programming and build community with our fellow non-profit organizations, the Society is actively teaming with the Library and the Arts Center in developing a series of talks by authors.

We continue to reach out to a wide range of sources for funding grants for the various activities of the Society.

Many thanks to our members, as well as the following individuals and organizations, which, through their financial support, make our activities possible:

Birch Cove Foundation  Highland Street Foundation

The Town of Denmark

Denmark Lions Club                            Ace Insurance Agency                       

Nestlé Waters North America Inc. 

MacDonald Motors                            smallboat shop                                   

Granger Pond Camping Area           

R.H. LeGoff Excavation Co.               Denmark Minuteman Press 

Wyonegonic Camps

D.H.S. friends and anonymous

 Respectfully submitted by the Board of Directors,

Terry Rhoads, Lee Ann Shand, Daniel Eaton, Daryl Kenison, Patricia Largey, Astrea Fatica, Clare McKeagney, Mari Hook, and JoAnne Harbourt

We Have A New Safe!!!

Recently the historical society was gifted with a safe from Nestlé Waters North America. We are now able to store delicate, fragile items, along with digital storage of our collection.

The historical society thanks Terry Rhoads, for spending a day moving the safe to its new home. Thank you to C. M. Nichols Landscaping – Chris and Mark and their equipment loaded the safe from its former home into the truck that transported the safe to Denmark. Joe Wist’s tractor was used to unload the safe from the truck and moved to the library’s entrance. Nick Rehmert and Stephen Glasgow assisted Terry for the day with moving the safe to the library and its new home in the archive. Thank you to Nestlé Waters North America for this wonderful gift which will protect valuable items for the historical society.

Nick, Terry & Stephen

We thank Denmark Public Library for allowing the safe to be located in the book sale area.

Nestlé Waters North America Gifts To The Historical Society

In the past year Nestlé, known locally as Poland Spring Water, has gifted the Denmark Historical Society with used office equipment. We are now able to store items in our collection in file cabinets, shelves, desk and chair. And a safe to protect valuables.

We are now in the process of reorganizing the archives with the file cabinets. We have a desk for our new computer system. With the safe the historical society is able to store its film, portable drives holding thousands of images and other fragile items. With the file cabinets allows the archive to expand its storage capabilities and to have safer storage solution.

Many thanks to Nestlé Waters North America for the continued support to the historical society.