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Beginning in 1960s, Steven Haynes, founder and curator of the Society and Museum, traveled all over Maine discovering long idle granite quarries, interviewing retired quarry workers and their descendants. Together with his partner, Juanita Sprague, they began a collection of stone samples, tools, artifacts, photographs and historical records that are the foundation of the museum collection.

In 2002 the Maine Granite Industry Historical Society became a 501(c)3 non-profit for educational and cultural purposes. The society is supervised by a ten-member Board of Directors.

Since acquiring the right to expand in the current building, the Society is seeking new members and volunteers.


Your support is what makes the historical society and museum possible. Become a member today. Click on this form, save a copy, complete the information and send with a check.