A Welcoming Front Door
A Welcoming Front Door

The front door of our 1862 Meetinghouse, where you can find the Meetinghouse Museum, the Esselyn Perkins Library, and a beautiful place for a wedding ceremony.

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Tourism Gallery
Tourism Gallery

A vintage postcard extolling the virtues of a visit to Wells, Maine.

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Woodies in the Cove
Woodies in the Cove

The annual "Woodies in the Cove" car show is our biggest fundraising event of the year and always draws a great crowd to see the cars and watch the afternoon parade to Perkins Cove.

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A Welcoming Front Door
A Welcoming Front Door

The front door of our 1862 Meetinghouse, where you can find the Meetinghouse Museum, the Esselyn Perkins Library, and a beautiful place for a wedding ceremony.

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Check out this week's Mystery Monday

Upcoming Events

Mornings at the Museum
Children's Program
Saturday Dec 10, 2022
10-11 am at the Meetinghouse

Bring the kids for a fun and no-cost morning of stories, crafts, and a scavenger hunt.  Click here for details.

Holiday Craft Market
Sunday Dec 11, 9am to 2pm
At the Meetinghouse

Shop with some fine local crafters, enjoy hot cocoa and snacks, and watch the start of the Wells Christmas Parade!  Click here for details.

From the Archives: What's Not on View
Tuesday January 10 at 2pm
Wells Public Library

The HSWO preserves 15,000 objects, books, and artifacts, but only a selection of these is on view at any one time. Join us for this free program as we dive into the archives and see treasures that are waiting to tell their stories.  Read more...

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Help Save Roby Littlefield's WWI Trench Coat!

One of the dearest items in our museum is a WWI trench coat that was worn in battle in France by one of Ogunquit's own, Roby Littlefield.  We recently made the unfortunate discovery that Roby's coat needs serious restoration work if it is to survive for future generations.  We've set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for the restoration.  Even the smallest donation will help.  Please spread the word, and help us honor Roby's service and the sacrifices of all who have fought for our freedom.  Thank you!

Research Questions?  Ask Us!

HSWO has one of the finest research archives in southern Maine.  Visit us during open hours, or call or email your questions and we are happy to assist.

Historic Weddings

Choose our beautiful and historic seaside Meetinghouse as the setting for your very special day!  Affordable pricing, plenty of space, and a beautiful setting.  Find out more here.