Preserving the history of Mapleton, Chapman and Castle Hill Maine.
Haystack Historical Society Vision
TheHaystack Historical Society was established in 1981. The original Vision of the Society remains the same today.
Providing opportunities to learn about the history of the tri-town area.
Establishing the Old Mill School Museum
Dissemeninating historical information about the tri-town area.
The Society's special exhibits and activities include:
Restoring the Old Mill School
Displaying historical items particular to Castle Hill, Chapman and Mapleton
Household items of yesteryear
Small farm implements and tools
Antique and historical photographs and their restoration
Preservation of historic documents
Annual Northern Maine Fair Exhibit
Historical information from Mapleton High School and the small country schools of the area
Collaborative work with other historical organizations
Work with local historians and their research and writings
The Museum: Is located in the retored Old Mill School in Mapleton, Maine and is open to the public. The Museum is open to the public every summer Saturday starting with Mapleton Daze in June through the last Saturday in August. Visitors are always welcome and there are No Admission Fees.
Monthly Meetings: are on the fourth Monday, March through November at 7:00 PM. Vistors and those wishing to join are always welcome.
Funding: The Society fundraises its operating costs with an annual dinner auction and a pie and ice cream sale. Donations are gratefully accepted. A grant from the Maine Community Foundation supports the collaborative work of the society with other historical organizations in Aroostook County.
(The Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization)