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Event Calendar

Visit our Video Archive for recordings of previous programs and events.

Mystery Monday!
So you think you know Wells and Ogunquit?  We have fun posting a variety of challenging questions on our Facebook page.  Here's the latest one:

Summer is coming and that means summer visitors.  Can you identify this lodging spot on the Berwick Road in Ogunquit?  (We love that nice Craftsman porch railing!)

Scroll to the bottom to see the answer.

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Open House & Special Exhibit
Saturday April 6, 2024, 10 am to 1 pm
At the Meetinghouse (938 Post Road in Wells)
Free Admission

The Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit was founded 70 years ago, and we plan to celebrate!  Please join us as we kick off our anniversary celebration with an Open House and a special exhibit featuring some of our favorite artifacts.  The "star of the show" is the beautiful 1890 quilt shown here, which was recently donated to the Society and has a secret that makes it very special indeed.  Come find out why we're so excited about this latest addition to our museum, and what other anniversary events are in the works.  Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.  We look forward to seeing you!

The Littlefields: Founding Family of Wells
Spring 2024, Date to be announced
At the Meetinghouse (938 Post Road in Wells)
Members $10, Non-members $12
  • Cash or check at the door
  • Reservations not required

As part of our series of 70th Anniversary Celebration events, we are thrilled to welcome author and genealogist Priscilla Eaton, who will tell us about her book, The Littlefield Genealogy: Descendants of Edmund Littlefield of Wells, Maine, Through Six Generations.  This detailed genealogical study of Edmund and his family, who are widely considered to be the founders of early Wells, was awarded the prestigious Donald Lines Jacobus Award from the American Society of Genealogists.  Priscilla was born and raised in New Hampshire and now lives in Rochester, New York, with her husband Gregory Gumina.

Mornings at the Museum
Children's Programs - Free!

Bring the kids for Mornings at the Museum, where they can enjoy a fun program of stories, activities, a scavenger hunt, and a craft to take home.  Every program has a unique theme... and admission is free!

Sponsored By

  • Spring 2024 - Watch this space for dates to be announced

The Ancient Ones: Paleoindian Life in Wells
Linda Littlefield Grenfell
Spring 2024, Date to be announced
At the Meetinghouse (938 Post Road in Wells)
Members $10, Non-members $12
  • Cash or check at the door
  • Reservations not required

Join us at the Meetinghouse as Linda Littlefield Grenfell tells us about the Paleoindians who first populated this area 10,000 years ago.  Archaeological evidence at numerous sites statewide, including the Spiller Farm Paleoindian Site in Wells, hints at what life might have been like for these earliest Native peoples.

Ms. Grenfell is the Environmental Educator at Wells Reserve.  For information about her presentation, please contact us.  We hope to see you there!

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Woodies in the Cove
Saturday, August 17, 2024, 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
974 Post Road (US Route 1) in Wells

Join us for the annual Woodies in the Cove car show, our biggest fundraiser of the year!  The show starts at 8:30 am at 974 Post Road (US Route 1) in Wells, followed by a Woodies parade at 2 pm through Wells and Ogunquit and into Perkins Cove.  Admission is free for spectators.  Visit our Woodies in the Cove page for more details.

Warrior Sports Through the Years
At the Meetinghouse, date to be determined

Join us as we team up (pun intended!) with the Wells High School Alumni Association to present a fun and fascinating program tracing the history of school sports in Wells and Ogunquit.  Do you have any photos, stories, or newspaper clippings that you're willing to share for the program?  If so, please contact us.  Thank you!

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Mystery Monday!
And the answer is...

Clark's Inn on the Berwick Road in Ogunquit.

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