The Troy Historical Society will hold its annual meeting Wednesday, June 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the BB Cook Clubhouse, 569 Bangor Road (Route 9). The meeting is open to anyone interested in collecting and preserving the history of Troy, whether you are a member or not.

During the annual meeting members will vote on an update to the group’s bylaws and a new slate of officers. Planning will also get underway for an oral history project, a public meeting this summer with some longtime Troy residents to be held at the Troy Union Church, where local memorabilia will be on display.

The Troy Historical Society was founded in June 1995. The group’s purpose is to preserve the history of the town by collecting and identifying any material that illuminates and commemorates Troy’s history.

Surveyed in 1792, the town was settled the following year. Originally, Troy was part of 25-Mile Plantation (Unity); however, in 1800 the name Bridgeton was adopted for this separate settlement. In 1812 the town was incorporated as Kingville, which name was changed to Joy in 1814, to Montgomery in 1825, and, finally, to Troy in 1827.

The group is actively seeking new members of all ages. You do not need to live in Troy to join. A love of the preservation of history (and her-story) is the only prerequisite for membership. Those with technological skills especially welcome. At this point, we do request that attendees wear masks, whether you are vaccinated or not.

For more information, contact Sandy Olson at or 948-2401.