Minot Historical Society

Meetings are held from March through October on the second Tuesday of the month at the Minot Town Office at 7 p.m. Please reach out to the MHS officers for a schedule of meeting times. 

Everyone is welcome and refreshments are served after the meetings.

If you would like to become a member, please mail you name, address, and email address along with $5.00 to:

Jeanne Letourneau
90 Pottle Hill Rd.
Minot, ME 04258 

Boston Post Cane Award

A New England tradition started in 1909 to award the Boston Post Cane to the oldest citizen in town. The Town of Minot is in possession of the original cane as well had a smaller duplicate made that is passed on to each recipient as they are awarded the special designation of oldest resident. Click above for more information on the recipients.

Jackass Annie and Her Cross-Country Journey

On Saturday, September 1st, 2001 the Sun  Journal published this article about Jackass Annie, the women Jackass Annie Rd. is named after!

You can find her grave at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanic Falls

  • You would go straight through the entrance to the cemetery
  • Find the 2nd water spigot on the left
  • You should see a big stone that says "Libby" in a lot that is surrounded by marble / stone.
  • Her grave will be located at the back of the "Libby" stone.

Spirit of America Award

The Spirit of America Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity established in  Augusta, ME in 1990 to honor volunteerism. 

A Spirit of America Foundation Tribute is presented in the name of Maine municipalities–and starting in 2022, the Spirit of America Foundation School Award is presented in the name of Maine schools – to local individuals, organizations, and projects for commendable community service.

Since Alma Jones received the first Spirit of America award from Augusta Mayor William Burney on Nov. 26, 1991, the tribute has been presented at 500+ ceremonies!