meetings ~

October 4 – 5:30 pm

Eliot Boat Basin  

There will be no refreshments, but you may bring something to eat.  The program will focus on the recent Eliot Time Capsule.  Tracey Graffam-Dickson, Jan Cerabona, and Rosanne Adams will talk about the items recently sealed in the Capsule and a video, along with pictures of the items will be shown.   The Time Capsule burial will be October 15th at 10AM at Hammond Park. All are invited to this historic event.


November 1st – 5:30 pm

Eliot Boat Basin  

We are hoping to get one more meeting, at the Boat Basin in, before it gets too cold. There will be no refreshments, but you may bring something to eat, if you would like. 







Covid-19 put a halt to many of the Maine Bicentennial events that were planned for Eliot this year, but one by the Historical Society has been completed!  A beautiful mural of the clipper ship Nightingale that was built at Eliot’s Hanscom Shipyard is now gracing the walls at the Eliot Elementary School!  

Jan Cerabona had the pleasure, recently, of hosting Esther Morrow, who had the mural commissioned years ago for her then home in Eliot, and Gordon Carlisle, the artist, to a viewing.  A huge thank you to KENNEBUNK SAVINGS BANK-ELIOT who funded the project and SUNDANCE SIGNS of Dover for mounting it for us.  We’re all anticipating the day when we all will be able to take a close-up look.



As we reflect on this year’s Memorial Day I wanted to give a shout out to Eliot Historical President, Paul Johnson and landowner Brian Spinney who took upon the task of making right the gravesite of veteran Parker Foster.

Born in 1761 and died in 1846, Foster was a Private and Sergeant in Capt. King’s Co., Col. Henry Jackson’s Regt., Mass. Line. Original declaration made April 1, 1818 and was affirmed. Pension No. 8,563. Family: Elizabeth Foster, aged 45; Joseph Foster, aged 11; Nathaniel Foster, aged 9; Catharine Foster, aged 7; Abigail Foster, aged 5, Caroline Foster, aged 2. (317). Revolutionary Soldiers of York County, Maine. Communicated by G.W. Chamberlain, M.S., of Malden, Mass; The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1911.

Thanking Paul and Brian for their service.

Parker Foster’s Gravesite – Before, during, and after