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Welcome!

Friends, THANK YOU for visiting our website.  Our museum and library are closed for the winter, but we are always available for research questions, wedding inquiries, and more, so be sure to contact us.

We look forward to seeing you in April!

Upcoming Events

Our 70th Anniversary!
The Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit was founded in 1954, 70 years ago, and we plan to celebrate!  Watch for announcements about celebration events coming soon.
Mornings at
the Museum
Children's Program
Spring 2024
At the Meetinghouse

Bring the young ones for our popular children's program, Mornings at the Museum.  The kids will enjoy stories, crafts, games, scavenger hunts, and more.  And it's free!  Read more...

Millennium
Quarry Tour
Spring 2024
Millennium Granite Quarry
50 Quarry Road, Wells, ME
$10/$12 - Space is Limited

Join us for a fascinating walking tour of the Millennium Granite Quarry in Wells. Granite is one of New England’s iconic building and memorial stones, and this Wells quarry has supplied many important projects around the nation. Come learn about its history, operations, and impact on architecture, both near and far.  Read more...

Check out the latest Mystery Monday

Our searchable Collections Database is now online.

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.

We want your opinion!  Please take our
survey here.

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!

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