Welcome to the Palermo Historical 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 January through November. There is no regular meeting of the Society in December, Januray or February.
The next meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 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!

Palermo Days

Tuesday, August 6th: Mac Smith, author, presents Mainers on the Titanic, Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Palermo Community Library, 2789 Route 3 in Palermo. The event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, August 10th. Open House at the Palermo Historical Society starting after the parade until 2:00 pm. Old fashioned homemade ice cream while the supply lasts.

Boston Post Cane

The Boston Post cane had been presented to the oldest resident of Palermo since 1909. For a brief history of the cane and a list of Palermo's recipients, go to Boston Post Cane in Palermo

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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Contact Us


Palermo Historical Society
P O Box 13
Palermo, ME 04354


email: palermohistorical@gmail.com