Welcome to the PalermoHistorical Society

The Palermo Historical Society was founded in 1994 with a mission to preserve, record and disseminate the community history, enhance the sense of our culture and build on our reputation as a caring, help-thy-neighbor community.


The Palermo Historical Society meets at 7 p.m., on the 4thTuesday of every month, at the Worthing House, 54 North Palermo Road, across the street from the Palermo Town office. We would like to have you attend a meeting so that you can learn firsthand what we are about.
The meetings are held from March through November. There is no regular meeting of the Society in December, January or February.
The next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the Historical Society.

Worthing House

The Worthing House is open by appointment (please call  993-2455).  We especially welcome school and group tours. Admission is free!

History of Kenway Corp. by Ken Priest II at Palermo Public Library, Thursday, October 5, 6:30 p.m.

Kenneth G. Priest II will present the History of Kenway Corporation on Thursday, October 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Palermo Community Library at 2789 Route 3, Palermo. The event is co-sponsored by the Palermo Historical Society and the Palermo Community Library. After serving in the Air Force in World War II, Kenneth G. Priest founded Kenway Boats in his garage building wooden runabouts of his own design. Located at the junction of the South Liberty and Banton Roads in Palermo, Kenway provided employment to many local residents to work in the boat-building shop. Kenway became a valued and respected business in Palermo and the surrounding areas.The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Palermo Historical Society at 873-4134, palermohistorical@gmail.com, www.palermohistorical.org or Palermo Library at 993-6088, palermo@palermo.lib.me.us, www.palermo.lib.me.us.

Millard Howard's Introduction to the Early History of Palermo, Maine

December 16, 2015 - The Palermo Historical Society is pleased to announce the publication of the second edition of Millard Howard's An Introduction to the Early History of Palermo, Maine.

This book updates the 1976 edition of the History, covering the settling, and organization of the town, its schools and churches, military involement and other aspects of town life from the early settlement to the end of the nineteenth century.

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Palermo Historical Society
P O Box 13
Palermo, ME 04354


email: palermohistorical@gmail.com