Archives & Research

Explore our Digital Archive: archive/about. Enjoy all the images and information as you browse for fun or research.

The GCIHS Preble-Marr Museum includes an archive of more than 4,000 items chronicling the life and times of those living on Maine’s Cranberry Isles (especially Great Cranberry Island) from the early 1800s to the present. The archive contains photographs, audio recordings, cemetery preservation projects, tools, nautical charts, digital media, documents, metal, glass, wood, ceramic, leather, and cloth artifacts.

Note:  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.


Visit our Research section to investigate hundreds of topics. Most recently we’ve added two cemetery preservation projects  and a link to Lynne Birlem’s outstanding genealogy of MDI area families.

The History Trust

GCIHS is a member of the History Trust movement committed to stewarding and sharing regional historical collections. Explore the possibilities this History Trust collaborative is developing at   View and share the preservation-quality images of the 75 items GCIHS loaned to History IT in 2016 here.  

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