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.
 

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.

Town of Turner, Maine -- Office Phone: 207-225-3414 -- Office Fax: 207-225-3100 -- www.turnermaine.com -- © 2020 Town of Turner

Mailing Address:  11 Turner Center Road, Turner, ME 04282​

Office Hours:  Mondays 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Code Enforcement:  Mondays - Noon - 4:30 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays -  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

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.