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Dixfield Historical Society

Dixfield Historical Society Facts

Founded:
The Dixfield Historical Society, founded in 1975 by 29 charter members, was revitalized in 1997 when the family of the late John Lucas Towle underwrote the loan with which to purchase the John Jackson Towle and Mary Frances Holman Homestead, located at 63 Main Street.

Mission:
Dixfield Historical Society exists to inspire people's understanding that the history we share as a community is the foundation for our future together. Our purpose is to encourage a diverse audience from our communicty to explore, appreciate and utilize their past. To do so, we offer engaging exhibits and programs, pursue partnerships with other cultural organizations and community groups, and develop and care for a definitive collection related to local history. We operate a museum and research center in Dixfield, Maine and are committed to ensuring the vitality of our historic location.

Collections:
Dixfield is proud of its founding fathers and mothers and the hardy stock from which many of its current citizens have descended. To help others understand their connection to early Dixfield, they have attempted to list many of the descendants of Dixfield's early settlers. DHS also houses a world class tool museum and a photograph collection that covers years of Dixfield's growth and change. The Dixfield Historical Society also archives daguerrotypes, glass plates, family photo albums, town records, maps and deeds.

Facilities:
The John Jackson Towle house was built in 1901 and acquired by the Dixfield Historical Society in 1997.