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South Portland Historical Society & Cushing's Point Museum

55 Bug Light Park
South Portland, Maine 04106
(207) 767-7299

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Cushing's Point Museum

South Portland Historical Society operates the Cushing's Point Museum at Bug Light Park. 

Programs & Events

Check out the series of upcoming programs & events open to the public!

Ornament Series

South Portland Historical Society offers a series of collectable brass ornaments that  feature various historic places in South Portland. 



The South Portland Historical Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving and exhibiting items of historical significance, providing local history educational programming to school children through seniors, and illustrating the significant role that South Portland has played within the broader context of Maine and American history.

Established in 1962, The South Portland Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity financially supported through sponsorships and by its members. Originally known as the Cape Historical Society, and later the South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Historical Society, the organization changed its name to the South Portland Historical Society in 2003 to clarify its role as the historical society of the City of South Portland.

Throughout most of its history, the historical society was housed in various city properties, including the former Reynolds School, the former E Street School, the former Sawyer School Annex building and, up until the year 2009, a basement office in City Hall. In 2009, Portland Pipe Line Corporation donated the historic Cushing's Point House building on Madison Street and the Society had the building moved to a new location within Bug Light Park, on land provided by the City of South Portland.   The Historical Society operates a museum in the building, known as Cushing's Point Museum.

The South Portland Historical Society is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and employs two staff members.





Bath Savings Institution

Brant & Cochran, Axes from Maine

Bristol Seafood LLC

Buckeye Partners, LP

Coast Line Credit Union

Hews Company, LLC

Hobbs Funeral Home

Macomber & Palanza, P.A.

Marc Gup Real Estate/Keller Williams

Pasquale's Property Service

PK Realty Management LLC

Portland Pipe Line

Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution

Scratch Baking Co.


Yankee Ford

Barber Bros.

Cottage & Co. Real Estate

Don Foshay’s Discount Tire & Alignment

Ferry Village Market

Nappi Distributors

Nonesuch Books

Norway Savings Bank

Noyes Hall & Allen Insurance

SoPo Seafood

Town & Country Federal Credit Union


Ainsworth, Thelin & Raftice

Broadway Gardens

Eldredge Lumber

Electric Bike Cafe & Winery

Loranger Door & Window

Love Salon LLC

Shoppers Hardware

Steve Trombley/State Farm Insurance


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