Finding Aid

Use your browser’s ‘find’ feature to search for particular subjects. Eventually, our complete catalogue will be available on the web, and you’ll be able to enlarge and download the photos. Until then, please email your queries to or call 207.244.7800 for more information.
The Great Cranberry Island Historical Society’s Preble-Marr museum includes an archive of documents, photographs, artifacts, and genealogical information about the life and times of those living on the Cranberry Isles (especially Great Cranberry Island) from the early 1800s to the present. The archive contains photographs, film, video, and digital media as well as paper, metal, glass, wood, ceramic, leather, and cloth artifacts.
• 2,200 catalogued artifacts and archival materials,
• 2,000 uncatalogued digital images of island life in modern and historic times,
• 2,000 accessioned but uncatalogued items
• 110 oral histories gathered by GCIHS members from 1991-2017.
GCIHS images may be used for non-profit purposes; please cite GCIHS as the source. Use in commercial endeavors requires permission.  Citations should read: Courtesy Great Cranberry Island Historical Society, Cranberry Isles, Maine, – with the catalogue number of the item/photo when possible.


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