When donations of materials related to Monhegan’s rich and varied history were sought, generous islanders and visitors responded enthusiastically.Donations of photographs, documents, furniture, equipment, Native American artifacts, and memorabilia began to pour in, and continue to do so. Increasingly in recent years the Museum has received paintings and other art works by members of the art colony that has flourished on the island since 1890.
By July 1, 1968, renovation of the main building and preparation of the displays had progressed to the point that the Museum was able to open to the public on a daily basis for the summer season. The response was positive and enthusiastic, and has continued to be so as the display space has been expanded and the exhibits refined.
In 1974 the first of the special, season-long Monhegan art exhibitions was hung in the gallery space on the second floor of the keeper’s house. In 1998 these were moved to the new Assistant Keeper’s House gallery. The original Keeper’s House has become a repository for permanent exhibits of the island’s rich natural history and its social history.
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Museum Hours for the 2023 Season
June 24-30 and September: 1-30:1:30-3:30pm daily
July and August: 11:30-3:30pm daily
James Fitzgerald – Rockwell Kent Historic Artists' Home and Studio
June 24-September 30: Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday 1:00-3:00pm