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History

The historic Brown Memorial Library, Located on Route 113 in Baldwin, Maine, was incorporated on May 14, 1907. The one-story wood structure, circa 1908, was built in the Tudor Revival style. The children of Cyrus S. and Mary Burnham Brown presented the library to the association as a memorial to their parents. The lot was a gift of Gen. Charles P. Mattocks. Since being incorporated, the library has been the benefactor of many generous gifts from several Baldwin residents including, Dr. Richard F. Chase and the Pierce family. Donald T. and Helen Flint donated the funds for an addition in 1982 .

Some people may think that the small town library is inadequate for their needs, but what surprises is the capabilities of the Brown Memorial Library. If you’ve never stopped in, please come visit us and we’ll give you a personal tour! We have Wifi access, computers, printers, books for children, teens, and adults, DVDs and VHS movies, and comfortable, air-conditioned reading spaces.

A quaint library, it was once home to the Baldwin Historical Society (BHS) and many local historic artifacts and books. Not only the books of old but also recent publications. The BHS is now located in a beautifully restored historical building just down the road from the library. The BHS maintains a wealth of Baldwin related displays and genealogical research information.  For young and old, for Baldwin history buffs, or for tracking down ancestors, the BHS is for everyone.    l 

Contact the Baldwin Historical Society

Sharon Thomas

phone:  207-625-8946

email: bhs1802@gmail.com​​​ F.M.I.

The BHS meets every 4th Wednesday of the month at 7PM in the Brown Memorial Library Community Room, new members are always welcome.