Our regular meetings are open to the public. Anyone may join the discussions however only paid dues members are able to put forth motions or vote on business items.
We welcome anyone interested in helping the society or if you’re just curious about our cause.
Meetings, News & Events
Our next Hartland Historical Society Meeting:
Monday | December 13, 2021 | 6:00pm
Hartland History Hour
We’re not all business! Join us for a topical historical discussion following our regular meeting for an in depth look at Hartland’s history.
This informal, open presentation includes photos and information from our website and archive collection.
We are very grateful for the wonderful turnout to our various HHS events held during Hartland’s Bicentennial Celebration!
We’re working diligently to process the numerous photos shared with us to get them uploaded to their respective proper places on our website so please bear with us.
Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00pm.
NOTE! Effective August 9, 2021, please note the change of venue for our meetings which will now be held at the Irving Tanning Community Center located at 62 Elm Street.
Meetings are subject to weather conditions.
Our November meeting has been postponed until December pending further notice.
We’re pleased to announce the annual election results for HHS officers for 2021-2022 are incumbents Dot Humphrey, President; Ann Foss, Secretary; Nat Foss, Treasurer.
~ News Archives ~
11 Oct 2021: We’re pleased to share the news that Irving Tanning Community Center has purchased a new 72″ TV which will enable us to resume our Hartland History Hour presentations following our meetings. We were, without hesitation, unanimous in our vote for a $100 contribution to their TV Fund.
25 Sep 2021: We’re very grateful for the wonderful turnout to our various HHS events held during Hartland’s Bicentennial Celebration. Thank You!!
9 Aug 2021: We’ll be hosting a Quilt, Clothing & Textile Exhibit during Hartland’s Bicentennial Celebration as well as a Historical Slide Show Presentation and access to our website for comments and questions.
23 July 2021: We’re pleased to announce our 1st meeting since the Covid-19 outbreak will be held on Monday, August 9th at 6:00pm.
5 Dec 2020: Although Covid-19 protocols prevent us from meeting in person, we continue extensive work on our new website. We are constantly adding content including a new dedicated page for the Hartland Public Library so be sure to keep checking in for future updates.
12 Sep 2020: We are pleased to introduce our new website which enables us to more efficiently share most of our collection with those interested in Hartland’s history. We are constantly adding new content so be sure to keep checking in for future updates.
5 Sep 2020: Steeves-McCormack American Legion Post #141 dedicated the new Hayden Park Veterans Memorial Flag Display with a public ceremony attended by numerous residents and visitors including many Veterans. The Hartland Bicentennial Committee plans to make the complete dedication ceremony available on DVD at a later date. Details will be provided when available.
13 Mar 2020: Due to the Covid-19 Virus outbreak, Hartland Historical Society Meetings are postponed until further notice.
5 Mar 2020: Due to the Covid-19 Virus outbreak, the Hartland Bicentennial Committee has postponed the scheduled June 2020 celebration until 2021. Details will be provided when available.
1 Mar 2020: HHS Member Mark Kantor came across a wonderful in-house program at a Correctional Facility in the U. S. providing digital scanning for yearbooks. Further research led Mark to discover they would provide this service for FREE for a limited number of editions of Hartland Academy’s “Ripple” from 1950-1968. Mark sent them 13 issues of qualifying editions we had on hand and they returned them along with a CD with every single page scanned for our archives and uploaded to the Hartland Academy page. We have since secured the remaining 5 qualifying editions and we’ll be sending those to them soon to complete the first portion of the set. There is a reasonable fee to scan the pre-1950 editions (1914-1949) and we are working to establish a cost per book so we can put together a financial plan to eventually fund scanning of the remaining yearbooks in our current collection.
1 Feb 2020: Our search continues for a dedicated home at a sustainable and safe location to display and share our growing collection. Until then, we are pleased we can share much of our collection in digital format on our website as we continue our quest.
1 Jan 2020: The Hartland Historical Society continues assisting Steeves-McCormack American Legion Post #141 in Hartland to help raise funds to build a new Veterans Memorial Flag Display on Pleasant Street next to the former Legion building. The various flags will honor branches of the Military including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. If you’re interested in helping fund the new display, donations may be mailed to: American Legion Post 141, P. O. Box 800, Hartland, ME 04943-0800.