Historical Society


The Frye Island Historical Society Committee is dedicated to discovering, preserving, organizing and sharing the historical background of beautiful Frye Island, Maine.

  • Please visit us here for Frye Island History (it is a work in progress)

The FIHS is collecting, scanning, organizing, and assessing photos, documents and artifacts. The Frye Island Historical Society has a collection of maps, town documents, photographs, pamphlets and other publications. The photo collection demonstrates the history of the island as a sheep farm, a boy’s camp, a summer retreat and finally as the newest town in Maine.

A library is available with books about the history of the Sebago Lake area and well as Frye Island. There is also information about Maine's involvement in the Civil War, specifically original books, documents and photographs of Joshua Chamberlain, the General who led the 20th Maine as they held the left flank of Little Round Top to win the Battle of Gettysburg, the turning point of the Civil War.

The Frye Island Historical Society is fortunate to have a Native American canoe anchor, as well as several arrowheads discovered on the island.

It is our plan to have on-going revolving exhibits involving Native American history, colonial history and the early development of the island. The foundation for these goals is presently being developed until our permanent home is completed.