Contact VIS

Yarmouth Village Improvement Society
P.O. Box 282
Yarmouth, ME 04096

info@yarmouthvis.org

Welcoming new members of all ages - for the love of Yarmouth!

Young and old and in between, entire families welcome.

Welcome to Yarmouth VIS

The Yarmouth Village Improvement Society was organized in 1911 "to protect and improve the natural advantages and the pleasing appearance of Yarmouth, to excite and foster an interest and love of our town and to promote the prosperity... the happiness and well-being of the residents and to enter into and engage in any work that will aim to accomplish this end."

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force

YCCTF is looking for volunteers for the call center with safe distance strategies in mind. Contact Cassandra Baker at YCCTF Facebook page for more information.

The YCCTF is a grassroots organization working in collaboration with both Yarmouth and Cumberland County service organizations to assist with the disruptions and uncertainties caused by the Coronavirus epidemic. Together, they seek to assist people who may experience food shortages, social isolation, medical needs, and/or transportation needs. The role of the YCCTF is likely to evolve over time as needs change.

For more information about the Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force as well as other general information and links pertaining to the Coronavirus pandemic, you can also visit the YCAN website.

Check out our updated VIS History page

Please check our updated VIS History page! Learn about the projects that prompted the creation of the VIS in 1911 and find out more about recent VIS projects!

Annual Meeting Postponed

Due to the pandemic and the restrictions placed for the safety of the public by the Governor, the Board of Trustees voted to postpone the Annual Meeting of June 2nd, 2020, at Brickyard Hollow until it is permitted to have meetings of more than ten people. Current trustees and officers will remain in office until the meeting is held. The date is to be determined.

VIS Historic District Virtual Meetings

Historic Property Survey and Preservation Program

In an effort to recognize, preserve, and enhance the Town's historic resources, the Town of Yarmouth is working with the Village Improvement Society, Yarmouth Historical Society, Maine Historic Preservation Commission and Maine Preservation to identify historic properties and develop recommendations for protecting the community's unique historic character. A series of virtual meetings are scheduled in May and June to present information and respond to questions regarding this initiative.

Online Presentation Dates

The above dates and times are subject to change. Please check the Town Historic Resources web page for updates and links to the meetings.

How to Register

To participate, you must register for each meeting in advance, and an invitation will then be emailed to you prior to the event. You must click on the link provided in your email invitation and you will be guided to the presentation. You must re-register prior to each presentation in order to participate.

For additional or updated information, and to register, visit the Town Historic Resources page

NOTE: All presentations will be held at 4:00 pm and will last approximately 1 hour. Information about how to join the online presentations will be available several days before the actual presentation date. Please check the web page for details.

This material was produced with assistance from the Historic Preservation Fund, administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior. The Historic Preservation Fund in Maine is administered by the Maine Historic Preservation Commission.

Please join us at these fun, informative events and check back for more events to come!

The Old Meeting House Available for Weddings and Events

The Old Meeting House on Hillside Avenue is available for weddings and other events from May 1 to October 1 at a cost of $350. Please contact Debra Hopkins at 207-400-0708 for additional information.

[Learn more about the Old Meeting House]

Please check the 2019 Annual Report under 'About VIS' for more complete information on the year. Any comments or suggestions for VIS? Please, let us know.

Upcoming VIS Monthly Meetings

NOTE: VIS will cancel any scheduled meeting when the Yarmouth Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

You can also check "The Notes" for the topic of the month.

VIS Marker Program

VIS offers research service and house markers for qualifying historic homes in Yarmouth for a maximum cost of $250. A home should have been built prior to WWI and retain most of its exterior architectural features. View the cover letter below for more information and instructions on how to apply.