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Thomas A. Hill House
159 Union Street
Bangor, Maine 04401
The Thomas A. Hill House is on the corner of Union and High Streets
Bangor, Maine is a city of heartwarming stories, powerful personalities, and sometimes scandalous headlines. The Bangor Museum and History Center safeguards them for the future--and often brings them to life again! Welcome to our site--your journey to the Queen City's past begins here!
"These toys are better than the ones we have now!" -4th grade student from Mary Snow School
Interactive Exhibit: Civil War Medicine Chest
Our newest online exhibit lets you explore Augustus Hamlin's medicine chest. Click on an object in the chest to learn more about it. Thanks to our intern Chris for designing this interactive exhibit.
Swords in the American Civil War
Visit our new online exhibit and learn about swords of the Civil War from the comfort of your own home! Curated by Brennan MacDonald, high school intern.
Creating unique and innovative programs is an important part of our work at the Bangor Museum and History Center. We value our partnerships within the Bangor School District and strive to not only be the best but also support some of the best students in Maine. Click here to find out more about our award winning partnership with the Bangor High School.
On December 8, 1863 the Bangor Jeffersonian informed readers:
"The Penobscot River closed on Wednesday night. Nearly all the vessels had made good their escape from the ice embargo. One schooner loaded with potatoes, ran aground near the High Head and sunk."
Sanitary Fair Cookbook 1864 wins a NEMA Publication award