We Are Open!

Friends, THANK YOU for visiting us.  Our new 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

Virtual HSWO Tour
January 14, 2021 -- 2:30 pm

Take a virtual tour of the Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit during one of the Ogunquit Memorial Library's "Gabby Gatherings."


Historic House Styles in Southern Maine, Part 2: The Victorian Period
January 23, 2021 -- 10:00 am

Join our administrator, Bryce Waldrop,  as he shows us how to identify the styles and time periods of the many historic houses in our area.


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!




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!

Historic Weddings

Choose our beautiful Meetinghouse as the setting for your most special day!

Find out more here.

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.

Don't miss our quarterly e-newsletter!

In case you missed it...

Ron Romano’s fascinating talk on Cemeteries, Gravestones, and Billboard Monuments is recorded here. Also! Signed copies of Ron’s book “Billboard Monuments of Maine” are 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!

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.

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