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Friendship Museum

Friendship Museum Facts

Many of the museum's artifacts relate to seafaring: ship models, shipbuilding tools, an impressive collection of half-hulls, lobster and fishing gear, and plans for fishing boats and sailing sloops.

Historic documents record the history of Friendship: old town records letters, journals, diaries, books, and pamphlets. Visual documents include paintings, drawings, vintage photographs and postcards.

The museum also has a collection of tools and household items.

The small brick one-room schoolhouse that houses the museum, measuring only 20 by 25 feet, served as a grammar school from 1851-1923.

In the fall of 2011, the museum purchased the building next to the Methodist Church, located near the center of town. It offers a large meeting and display space as well as much needed storage and office space.

The building is being upgraded to serve as the new museum space.

The museum offers the community a variety of events throughout the year on topics related to the history and traditions of Friendship.

In the summer months it offers trips to places of scenic and historical interest and participates in Friendship’s annual community-wide celebration, Friendship Day.

Last Saturday in June through Labor Day:
Monday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

Labor Day-Columbus Day:
Saturday, 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, 2-4 p.m.