Discover the history of Scarborough through the artists and landmarks that have continued to shape the area for over 365 years. Revel in the paintings of Winslow Homer, created from his studio on Prouts Neck, where he resided from 1883 until his death in 1910. During this period, Homer created some of the finest examples of American art which are known worldwide. His 1894 painting “Weatherbeaten” depicts a coastal scene, which can be experienced at the Cliff Walk on Prouts Neck. An historic inn, also on Prouts Neck, The Black Point Inn, existed during the time of Winslow Homer.
The Scarborough Historical Society has an extensive collection of paintings by Roger Deering done during the 1920s. Deering, a local artist, created depictions of the Sagamore natives of Owascoag (native name of Scarborough) circa 1651. The oldest landmark in Scarborough is the Hunnewell House, built in 1684 by Richard Hunnewell. He and a group of other men were herding their animals on October 6, 1703, when ambushed by native Indians near Massacre Pond. The Dunstan area of Scarborough hosts the town’s Civil War Monument, one of 148 located in Maine, dedicated June 21, 1913. It is believed that 161 Civil War soldiers were from Scarborough.