Contact VIS

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

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."


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!

Upcoming Meeting

Throughout it's history, this dedicated group has worked steadfast to fulfill it's mission. Today, we are facing challenges as the Village Improvement Society has experienced declining membership and board members are facing term limits. We are asking for public input as to our further direction of the VIS by participating in a facilitated conversation on February 27th from 4:30 to 6 PM at the History Center. This focused discussion will be led by Carol Wishcamper, a consultant for nonprofit organizations. Light refreshments will be served. Your input and ideas are vital in our planning process as we decide the future course of the VIS. For questions or to RSVP, e-mail or contact Elizabeth Marin at 847-3561. We hope to see you there and help us assess our future direction. All are welcomed!

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.