Discover the rich history of the diocese with our Digital Museum

The Episcopal Diocese of Maine at 143 State Street in Portland currently houses an impressive archival collection of about 800 linear feet! The archive is a collection of historical documents, images, publications, artifacts, and more. These items serve as primary source evidence, or the raw information, with which to tell stories of the rich history of the Episcopal Church in Maine. This archive is a unique and powerful resource that we have not been able to take full advantage of or draw new value from due to its lack of digital formats and searchability.

This year we have taken steps to make this collection digital and accessible as well as helping to preserve this history for generations to come!

The first phase of this project consists of approximately 200 archival assets that have been imaged, cataloged, and tagged so far by the company HistoryIT to create this Digital Museum. Churches and organizations will even be able to link directly to specific content to showcase their own history on their websites, social media, or newsletters!


Please note: Approximately 200 more assets will be added soon! This means that some sections, such as the Image Gallery, will continue to grow and that some searches may not yield any results yet. On the Explore page, there is a section for The Northeast. More issues are forthcoming, so for the moment, the box is a placeholder. 

Learn More about the Archives