Calendar of Events

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Mystery Monday!

How well do you know Wells and Ogunquit?  Every Monday we test your knowledge of local history, posting it here and on our Facebook page.  Here is this week's question:

This photo shows Hoyt's Tower in Ogunquit, before it was demolished in 1930. The tower provided a viewing platform for locals and visitors. However, what other function did it serve? And who built it?

Scroll to the bottom of the page for the answer!

Mornings at the Museum
Children's Programs

First Thursday of the Month - 10 to 11 am

Last year we started something new at the Meetinghouse: a children's program called Mornings at the Museum.  Kids enjoy a fun morning of stories, activities, a scavenger hunt, and a craft to take home.  And it's free!

  • June 2 - Flags over Maine

  • July 7 - Postcards from Away

  • August 4 - Cars, Cars, Cars!

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Woodies in the Cove
Saturday, August 13, 2022

After a pandemic-cancelled show in 2020, what a treat it was to see everyone in 2021.  And we're looking forward to bigger and better this year!  Held every August for more than 10 years, this unique vintage car show and parade is well known in the world of Woodie car shows and was twice listed as one of the “top things to do at Exit 19” in 95 North magazine.  Woodies in the Cove is our annual fundraiser, with all proceeds to benefit the Society.  Click here for details!

Congdon's After Dark
Tuesday August 23, 2022
4 pm to Late Night
1100 Post Road (US Rt 1) in Wells

Have you heard of Tithing Tuesdays at Congdon's After Dark?  It's just one of the many ways the good folks at Congdon's are helping the community.  Each Tuesday this summer, one organization is selected to receive 10% of food truck sales, and August 23 is our night!  Be sure to bring your friends, get some great food from an amazing variety of food trucks, and stop by our booth to say hello.  Thank you for your support!

HSWO Annual Meeting
Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, 5:00 pm, at the Meetinghouse

All are welcome to join us for our annual membership meeting.  We've had a busy year and we look forward to sharing our progress with the Society's members and supporters -- and showing off the newly repainted sanctuary!  Enjoy light refreshments and a brief presentation, followed by our ever-popular postcard trivia game.

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!

Answer to this week's Mystery Monday:
Hoyt’s Tower in Ogunquit was a water tower built by Charles C. Hoyt to serve his home, Beachmere. It also provided a viewing platform for visitors. It sure would be nice to have a picture of that view!