THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
OF WELLS AND OGUNQUIT
PRESERVING THE PAST FOR TWO MAINE TOWNS
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!
Gender in Colonial
Sat March 25, 2023, 1pm
At the Meetinghouse
Join us as author and historian Ann Little discusses gender in the colonial era in both New England and New France. Professor Little will also speak about how assumptions in the modern era about women and girls make it difficult to research this field of study. Read more...
Slavery in Maine:
The Prince Project
Saturday April 1st
10am at the Meetinghouse
Did you know there's a slave cemetery in Wells? Join us for researcher Vana Carmona's fascinating presentation on the history of slavery in our area and elsewhere in Maine. Read more...
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.
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