Louise Helen Coburn opened the History House to the public in 1937 with a mission to preserve, protect, and promote Skowhegan’s history and cultural heritage. Over the years we have widened our collections to include fascinating local interest exhibits, research materials, outdoor exhibits, and heirloom gardens.

We depend on dedicated volunteers donating both time and energy to help fulfill our mission. We could not function without them. Some of their invaluable contributions include assisting with:

  • Special projects
  • Cataloguing artifacts
  • Researching articles and helping patrons with genealogical research
  • Conducting tours
  • Preparing materials for distribution or mailings
  • Maintaining the Heirloom Gardens and landscape

As keeper of our community’s cultural heritage, the History House is a vital part of our town’s cultural, educational, and heritage infrastructure. The board of Trustees, staff, and volunteers work together to tell our community’s story.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteercoordinator@skowheganhistoryhouse.org.

Edna Marshall & Diane Crawley