Calendar of Events

To keep everyone safe during the pandemic, our events are taking place via Zoom for the time being.  We hope to be able to have in-person events this summer.  

Virtual HSWO Tour
January 14, 2021 -- 2:30 pm via Zoom
Free / Donations welcome

Settle in for one of Ogunquit Memorial Library's popular "Gabby Gatherings" as our administrator and curator, Bryce Waldrop, takes you on a Zoom tour of the Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit. We will enjoy a survey of the iconic 1862 Meetinghouse, get a glimpse of the museum collections, and see the extensive research library, famed for its genealogy sources.  No need to register, just click to join.

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 833 8482 9257

Historic House Styles in Southern Maine, Part 2: The Victorian Period
January 23, 2021 -- 10:00 am via Zoom
Free / Donations welcome

In December our administrator, Bryce Waldrop, gave a Zoom presentation on identifying old house styles, taking us from pre-Colonial days to the end of the Federal architectural period (c. 1830s).  In Part 2, Bryce will take us on a colorful journey through the Victorian era with a look at some fascinating houses right here in southern Maine.  No need to register, just click the Zoom link:

Trivia Night!
February 23, 2021 -- 6:30 pm via Zoom
Free / Donations welcome

We're joining forces with the Wells Public Library for a fun and challenging night of trivia a la Zoom.  Librarian Stefanie Claydon and our administrator Bryce Waldrop will test your knowledge with a wide range of questions, so be ready for a challenge.  There will even be prizes!  Please check back here or watch our Facebook page for updates.

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Woodies in the Cove
August 14, 2021 (Fingers crossed!!!)

We were forced to cancel our annual Woodies in the Cove car show for 2020, but we have high hopes for the coming year.  This popular event has been held every August for more than 8 years and is well known in the world of Woodie car shows.  We’re pleased that it was one of the “top things to do at Exit 19” in 95 North magazine in 2018 and 2019.  This unique vintage car show and parade is our annual fundraiser, with all proceeds to benefit the Society.  Click here for details!

Market at the Meetinghouse
Summer 2021 (We hope!)

Twice a year we host artisans, craftspeople, vintage vendors, and local small businesses for a summer and holiday Market at the Meetinghouse. Vendor spaces are available at $25 each with all proceeds to benefit the educational programs at the Historical Society. All who are interested are asked to contact us to register for a vendor space.

It’s the summer’s perfect spot for a “pop-up shop” of your items on Route 1. In the winter, it is a cozy place inside the historic 1862 Meetinghouse as part of Ogunquit’s festive Christmas by the Sea weekend and the perfect spot to view the Town of Wells Holiday Parade.

Annual Meeting
Date to be announced

Each fall the Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit opens its doors to members as the Board of Directors invites the community to a presentation of special guests and a tour of the collection galleries. Light refreshments are served.

“The Annual Meeting is a great chance for our friends and members to enjoy our beautiful Meetinghouse and find out what we’ve been doing over the past year,” says Irene Crocker, Chair of the Board of Directors. “There is always time for discussion as we ask for feedback on how we’ve been doing. We’ll ask for ideas for what you’d like to see us doing next year."

Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit

PO Box 801

938 Post Road

Wells, Maine 04090


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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!