Turner Historical Museum
Rich in history and culture, the Town of Turner has a dedicated Historical Society that is dedicated to preserving our community's unique sense of place by showcasing Turner's past. The Turner Historical Museum is located on the fourth floor of Turner's historic Leavitt Institute Building in community's village center.
The Museum is currently open for public viewing on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:00pm to 5:00pm., and Saturdays by appointment. Call 225-2629.
Walter Lawrence Store and Post Office. The store in Turner Center,” became the “Grange” store, later known for many years as “Walter Lawrence & Son. The hall over the store was dedicated in October, 1874, where the grange met until November 1898.
The North Turner Chair Factory
The North Turner Chair Factory was named Keen & Brown and employed 35 people. The structure burned February, 1886 and was rebuilt under the Washburn Chair Co. This factory was the first one in Maine to manufacture willow chairs.
The First Meeting House
After some controversy the meeting house was completed in 1782. The town was responsible for the construction of the meeting house and the support of the pastor as part of the incorporation of the town. It was difficult to call a pastor and there were times when there was no settled pastor. At one time Rev. Charles Turner was the pastor and it was him for whom the Town received its name. This building was located on the east side of Upper Street at the junction of Pearl Road.
A Pictorial History of Turner
With its history playing an integral part in its unique sense of place, the Town of Turner is incredibly proud if its beginnings. While these photographs (above) may be set in the distant past, many of the scenes are reflected in the present.
Music at The Gazebo
The public is cordially invited to attend the Music for Mavis summer concert series each Tuesday evening at The Gazebo. The Gazebo is located on the lawn at the Leavitt Institute Building in the historic village center. All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. during September). So bring a lawn chair and consider pitching in when the hat is passed -- $5.00 is suggested -- that's how the musicians get paid. The concert schedule is:
May 22 — Tom Stevens, folk
May 29 — Lee Stetson Duo, rock, country, blues
June 5 — Scruli and Lisa, klezmer
June 12 — Stan Davis, folk
June 19 — Kevin Libby, country, folk/rock
June 26 — Black Cat Road Band, rock ‘n’ roll
July 3 — Hank Washborn, folk, rock ‘n’ roll
July 4 — Marty Lang, swing, rock, jazz
July 10 — Old Coats, rock ‘n’ roll
July 17 — Back Woods Road Band, bluegrass
July 24 — John Hoose of Country Choir. country rock
July 31 — Brad Hooper, country rock
Aug. 7 — Milltown Road Show, country, bluegrass, rock
Aug. 14 — Denny Breau with Ann, Deb and Frank, folk, blues, county, jazz
Aug. 21 — The Grownups, rock ‘n’ roll
Aug. 28 — Tim Bishop, Chrissy Paulson, et al, rock ‘n’ roll
Sept. 4 — Cobblestones, rock ‘n’ roll, folk
Sept. 11 — Hot Dam, rock ‘n’ roll, swing
For more information, call 207-754-0954.