Event Calendar

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

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:

 

Can you identify this object from our collection?

It is approximately 8" tall x 8" in diameter.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for the answer!

Mornings at the Museum
Children's Programs

Once a 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!

We have one more program for this year:

Saturday Dec 10 - Holiday Crafts!

More children's programs will be coming in April.  Stay tuned for the details!

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Holiday Market at the Meetinghouse
Sunday, December 11, 2022, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Join us for our Holiday Market at the Meetinghouse as part of Ogunquit's festive Christmas by the Sea weekend.  Browse all the wonderful local vendors for crafts and other goodies, and enjoy hot cocoa, doughnuts, and popcorn.  Our historic 1862  Meetinghouse is the perfect spot to watch the start of the Town of Wells Christmas Parade at 2:00 pm.

 

Vendor spaces are available at $35 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.

Here are some of this year's creative and talented Holiday Market vendors:

From the Archives: What's Not on View
Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 2 pm
Wells Public Library, 1434 Post Rd, Wells, Maine

The HSWO preserves more than 15,000 objects, books, and artifacts, but only a selection of these is on display in the museum at any one time. Join our Executive Director, Bryce Waldrop, for this free program at the Wells Public Library as we dive into the archives and see treasures that are waiting to tell their stories.

Millenium Granite Quarry Tour
Scheduled for 2023 - Details coming soon!

Join us for a fascinating tour of the Millenium Granite quarry on (where else?) Quarry Road in Wells.  High quality granite has been mined for centuries in this area of Wells and can be found in many important structures, including the Pentagon and the Statler hotel in Washington, DC, and the Tiffany and DePinna stores in New York City.

Learn about the rich history of Wells quarries and see how Millennium Granite Quarry & Stoneworks provides superior uncommon soft-pink granite and other fine stones to architects, landscape architects and designers across the country.

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Woodies in the Cove
August 2023, Date and time to be announced

Our 2022 show was a big success and we're already looking forward to next year!  In the meantime, we encourage you to visit our sponsors and thank them for their support.  The Woodies show is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we couldn't do it without our generous sponsors.  Click here for the list of sponsors!

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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Answer to this week's Mystery Monday:
The object is a basket-making mold, sometimes called a “block.”  This block belonged to a Penobscot family and is on display in our Research Library, along with the basket shown here. Visit our museum to learn more!