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!

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.

Tourism Gallery
Tourism Gallery

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

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.

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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Upcoming Events

A Photographic Journey
through Old Ogunquit
Thursday, July 15, 2021 2:30pm

Join us for another of Ogunquit Memorial Library's Gabby Gatherings as we explore historical Ogunquit using photos and postcards from the HSWO archives.   Read more...

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...

Warrior Sports History
Fall/Winter 2021 -- Date TBA

Join us as we team up with the WHS Alumni Association to present a lively history of school sports in Wells and Ogunquit.

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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Annual

Fund

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.

Our Woodies in the Cove car show is Saturday, August 14.  Don't miss it!

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!