We Are Open!

Friends, THANK YOU for visiting us.  Our COVID-19 guidelines are in place to keep everyone safe and healthy.  Masks are required and we maintain social distancing.  We look forward to seeing you!

Upcoming Events

Ogunquit Postcard Trivia
April 22, 2021 -- 2:30 pm

Up for a challenge? Join us on Zoom for a trivia contest featuring historic Ogunquit postcards.   Read more...

Cemetery Walking Tour
May 22, 2021 -- Time TBA

Join us as Ron Romano, author of Billboard Monuments of Maine, leads us on a walking tour of Ocean View Cemetery in Wells.   Read more...

Hilton-Winn Preserve
June 5, 2021 - 10am to 2pm

Join HSWO and the York Land Trust for a history walking tour of the Hilton-Winn Preserve in York.


Woodies in the Cove
Saturday, August 14, 2021

It's back!  After a pandemic break last year, our beloved Woodies in the Cove car show and parade is on for 2021.  We can't wait!   Read more...

Research Questions?

Ask Hope!

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!

Find out more here.

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Read our Five-Year Capital Plan and learn how you can help us achieve our goals.  Your contributions to our Annual Fund are much appreciated.

In case you missed it...

Ron Romano’s fascinating talk on Cemeteries, Gravestones, and Billboard Monuments is recorded here.  We also have signed copies of Ron’s book “Billboard Monuments of Maine” available from our Gift Shop. (Curbside pick-up available.)

Be sure to check out the new Perkins Cove website. Thank you, Amy Forbes, for drawing attention to this wonderful coastal enclave. The site’s colorful imagery and modern flyover video offer visitors a rich introduction to one of Ogunquit’s treasured resources. HSWO was pleased to provide historical images to highlight past eras in the Cove. Don’t miss it -- online or in person!

Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit

PO Box 801

938 Post Road

Wells, Maine 04090



© 2021 Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit

Spring/Summer Hours

Research Library & Museum:

Tuesday & Friday 10 am to 5 pm

Thursday 10 am to 1 pm

Guided Tours:

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

10 am to 1 pm