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."


Historic Resources of Yarmouth

The Historic Resources Steering Committee was established in 2016 to take inventory of the town's historic architecture and to develop policies, programs and strategies to protect these. Information can be found on the Town's website The website details the works of the committee and the architectural survey. The Planning Board is reviewing a proposed Historic Preservation Ordinance which would serve as guidance for preserving historic properties in the future. Recently, independent filmmaker Tom Bell created a video in support of these efforts which is narrated by Greg Paxton of Maine Preservation.

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!

Project Holiday

The VIS Gift Wrap and Luncheon to help support Project Holiday was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, but the need for Project Holiday is great. YCAN is gratefully accepting monetary donations towards gifts for children of all ages. If you would like to donate please send your check earmarked to Project Holiday and send to YCAN, P.O. Box 553, Yarmouth, ME 04096.

Please check the website to make a donation or to find out more about this and other ways to help.

Thank you so much for your generosity in this important community fundraiser to help support each other. Your support is very appreciated.

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.

Please note: Due to current restrictions of the Coronavirus we are unable to schedule events at this time.

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.

Please check out our 2020 Annual Report under 'About VIS' for more complete information on the year. Any comments or suggestions for VIS? Please, let us know.