Castine Historical Society welcomes new board members

CASTINE — Three new members have been elected to the Castine Historical Society’s board of directors.

As the result of an online election, the new directors are Kelly Gualtieri, John Mitchell and Marc Pelletier.

Gualtieri and her family moved to Castine in 2016 when she was appointed director of admissions and enrollment management at Maine Maritime Academy. Her children attend MMA and the Adams School. Gualtieri has worked in higher education since obtaining her degree in mathematics. She is currently working on her doctorate in educational leadership. Gualtieri serves on the Historical Society’s education committee.

Mitchell has been a Castine summer resident for over 64 years. He spent 20 years in the jewelry industry and later owned and operated his own small screen printing, promotional products and graphic design business.

Mitchell is the son of Hamilton Mitchell, a longtime supporter of the Historical Society for whom the Mitchell Room is named.

Pelletier and his wife, Penny Carlhian, have been active in the Historical Society since they moved to Castine in 2016. Pelletier’s professional career was in historic preservation and the building trades. He has built and designed many projects using both his carpentry skills and his architectural education.

An alumnus of the Boston Architectural College, he also served as a trustee of the college for several years and was its board chairman.

The Historical Society also celebrated the contributions of retiring board members John “Jack” Mcdonald and Brooke Tenney.

The Historical Society’s Abbott School, featuring the exhibit gallery, gift shop, and a community meeting space at 17 School Street, Castine is closed for the 2020 season. The Historical Society is offering free historic walking tours and a seated tour of the town common through Oct. 11.

For more information, visit or call 326-4118.

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