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

Trivia Night!
February 23, 2021 -- 6:30 pm

Up for a challenge? Join Stefanie Claydon from the Wells Public Library and our administrator, Bryce Waldrop,  for a fun trivia contest, complete with prizes!


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.

Don't miss our quarterly e-newsletter!



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


Our library and museum are closed for the winter, re-opening in April.  But we are always available for research questions, wedding inquiries, and more, so don't hesitate to Contact Us!

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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