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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, gcihs.org – with the catalogue number of the item/photo when possible.