The 8th Maine Regiment Memorial Association, Inc. perpetuates the memory, preserves and shares the history of the 8th Maine Volunteer Regiment, including the real and personal property of the Association.
The Memorial Lodge is a unique historic, Queen Anne shingle style structure, comprising one of the largest open wood framed halls in Maine. The building was constructed in 1891 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, it appears much as it did in 1891; a rustic, charming gem located only feet from the Atlantic Ocean with views of lighthouses and Casco Bay Islands. The circular veranda porch has many available rocking chairs waiting for occupants.
The Lodge, licensed in Maine, has 14 Victorian style rooms available for guests. All guests share the clean and adequate bathrooms. There are no private bathrooms, in keeping with the historical nature of the building. The main hall, which is 80' by 40', can host events up to 150 people. The dining hall can provide sit-down service for up to 75 people or buffet service for up to 90 people. The 8th Maine welcomes weddings, reunions, family gatherings, birthday parties.
The 8th Maine building includes a museum and library. The Memorial Association, Inc., displays authentic Civil War artifacts, primary documents, and other Civil War information, much of which is directly related to the 8th Maine Regiment.
The 8th Maine also regularly sponsors community events, musical concerts, art shows, and Peaks Fest activities.
The 8th Maine Regiment Association, Inc., was incorporated in 1871 by the veterans and their families as a non-profit organization. The Association is still operated by the veterans' descendants.
President: Jim Fernald
Vice President: Heather Goulden
Secretary: Cindy Quirk
Treasurer: Heather Goulden
Michael Langella, Manager