Check out this week's Mystery Monday!

Woodies in the Cove
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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A Welcoming Front Door
A Welcoming Front Door

The front door of our 1862 Meetinghouse, where you can find the Meetinghouse Museum, the Esselyn Perkins Library, and a beautiful place for a wedding ceremony.

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Tourism Gallery
Tourism Gallery

A vintage postcard extolling the virtues of a visit to Wells, Maine.

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Upcoming Events

Mornings at the Museum
Children's Program
Thursday July 7, 2022
10-11 am at the Meetinghouse

Bring the kids for a fun morning of stories, crafts, and a scavenger hunt.  This month's theme is "Postcards from Away!"  Click here for details.

Market at the Meetinghouse
Saturday July 23, 9am - 2pm
At the Meetinghouse

Shop a wonderful selection of local crafts at our summer market.  Click here for details.

Roll & Go Sea Shanties Concert
Sunday Aug 7, Time TBA
At the Meetinghouse

Don't miss this lively performance of sea shanties and other songs of the sea.  Fun for all ages!  Click here for details.

Woodies in the Cove
Car Show & Parade
Sat Aug 13, 8:30am - 2pm
974 Post Rd (US Rt 1) in Wells

Don't miss the biggest Woodies show in all of New England!  Click here for details.

Congdon's After Dark
Tuesday Aug 23, 4-8 pm
Congdon's Doughnuts
1090 Post Rd (US Rt 1), Wells

The good folks at Congdon's have dedicated one of their Tithing Tuesdays to HSWO!  Click here for details.

Woodies in the Cove!
Saturday Aug 13, 2022

Please support our biggest fundraiser of the year and come see us at the show!  Click here for all the details.

The Wells High School Alumni Association is raising scholarship funds by raffling off two amazing seats to see the Red Sox play the Yankees in Boston on Saturday, August 13.

Let's Go to the Ballgame!

Raffle tickets are $10 each and we're happy to help by offering them for sale at the Meetinghouse.  The drawing will be held on July 31.  All proceeds go toward scholarships for deserving Wells High School graduates.

The winning ticket holder will receive two seats in the Dell Technologies EMC Club at Fenway Park, which offers an incredible view of the game and access to fine dining. Game time is 7:15.  Don't miss your chance to win!

Don't miss the next program in our new Homesteading Series!

Don't miss our quarterly e-newsletter!
Historic Weddings

Choose our beautiful and historic seaside Meetinghouse as the setting for your very special day!  Affordable pricing and plenty of space.  Find out more here.




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.


We have a wonderful selection of books on local history, books by local authors, and other items pertaining to the history of our beautiful area.  You can browse our gift shop whenever the museum is open (see hours below).

Research Questions?  Ask Us!

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.