Here’s what our visitors say:

“A tour of this museum gives the visitor a good look at so much: the life of Peaks Island, the history of the Civil War and its people, battles and artifacts, interesting late 19th century architecture, and a lovely garden.”

“We loved this museum. It's a must see on the island.”

Peaks Island’s History Museum

New for Spring 2019:

Peaks Island in the 1970s: Building a Community

The 1970s were a tumultuous time, but it was a watershed decade in the history of Peaks Island, when many of the essential organizations islanders depend on today were formed.

This exhibit features over 50 never before exhibited photographs, publications, scrap books, posters, and maps depicting life on the island in this “lost” decade. Opens June 21, 2019.

Jealous of the Stars: Photographs by Lucas Ryan

This new exhibit features the work of Lucas Ryan, a Chicago-based photographer with close family connections to Peaks Island. Lucas has visited the island every year since he was born. His night time views are stunning.

Our 2019 photography exhibit is open May 25-October 14, 2019. Meet the artist at the Opening Reception on June 13 from 5-8pm.