Kingfield Historical Society
45 High Street
Kingfield, ME 04947
Welcome to the Kingfield Historical Society . . .
In 1890, Frank Hutchins hired local carpenter Lavella Norton to build a picturesque Victorian residence on High Street as a wedding present for his wife, Effie Pearl (Winter) Hutchins.
The Kingfield Historical Society invites visitors to browse a Victorian-era mansion (with 14 rooms) full of Kingfield memorabilia from the past.
This two-story home with three porches and an attached two-story barn retains much of the detailed work both inside and out, that are signatures for the Victorian era. The Scotch Firetube Steam Boiler, built-in place while the house was being constructed, is one of a very few still in existence.
Local historical artifacts and memorabilia fill the historical home to the brim with 19th and 20th Century furniture, dishware, textiles, photographs, paintings, tools, school yearbooks, war artifacts, Narrow Gauge Railroad memorabilia and more from Kingfield families and their descendants. It is here where visitors can discover the tools and methods that allowed our forefathers to thrive in northwestern Maine.
The Kingfield Historical House features outstanding displays honoring its famous residents: William A. King, the first Governor of Maine for whom Kingfield is named; Chansonetta Stanley Emmons, renowned female photographer, her daughter, painter Dorothy Emmons, and twin brothers/inventors, F.E. and F.O. Stanley; Herbert Wing, local entrepreneur and member of the Maine legislature for many years and builder of the first Herbert Hotel; Amos Winter and the Winter Family (Amos was famed, “the father of Sugarloaf”) and Charles Grenville Wilson, Kingfield resident (who settled here in the 1920s with his wife Alma) and famous writer, poet, photographer, and artist.
Open June – September
Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
the second and third Sundays in July and August, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.