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Friends, THANK YOU for visiting our website.  Our museum and library are open for Spring & Summer hours, as listed at the bottom of the page.  We look forward to seeing you!

Upcoming Events

Mornings at
the Museum
Children's Program
Thursday Sept 14, 10-11 am
At the Meetinghouse

Bring the young ones for our popular children's program, Mornings at the Museum.  The kids will enjoy stories, crafts, games, scavenger hunts, and more.  And it's free!  Read more...

Lecture and Cemetery Tour
Saturday, October 7, 2023
10 am at the Meetinghouse
$10/$12 - Space is Limited

Author Ron Romano returns to talk about his newest book and lead another fascinating walking tour of Ocean View Cemetery in Wells.  Read more...

Annual Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023
5:30 pm at the Meetinghouse

Please join us for our annual membership meeting!  Enjoy some light refreshments and find out what's been keeping us busy.  Click here for details.

Quarry Tour
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023
10 am - 12 pm
Millennium Granite Quarry
50 Quarry Road, Wells, ME
$10/$12 - Space is Limited

Join us for a fascinating walking tour of the Millennium Granite Quarry in Wells. Granite is one of New England’s iconic building and memorial stones, and this Wells quarry has supplied many important projects around the nation. Come learn about its history, operations, and impact on architecture, both near and far.  Read more...

Wabanaki Textiles
Saturday, November 4, 2023
10 am at the Meetinghouse
Admission $10/$12

Author and Maine State Museum curator Laurie Labar will talk about Uncommon Threads: Wabanaki Textiles, Clothing, and Costume, a book that celebrates the textile arts of the Wabanakis, the indigenous people native to this area.    Read more...

The Ancient Ones: Paleoindians in Wells
Saturday, November 18, 2023
10 am at the Meetinghouse
Admission $10/$12

Join us as Linda Littlefield Grenfell tells us about the first people to settle this area 10,000 years ago and what we can learn about their lives.    Read more...

Holiday Craft Market
Sunday Dec 10, 9am to 2pm
At the Meetinghouse

Shop with some fine local crafters, enjoy hot cocoa and snacks, and watch the start of the Wells Christmas Parade!  Click here for details.

Check out the latest Mystery Monday

We want your opinion!  Please take our survey here.

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.

Historic Weddings

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

Visit our Gift Shop
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Help Save Roby Littlefield's WWI Trench Coat!

One of the dearest items in our museum is a WWI trench coat that was worn in battle in France by one of Ogunquit's own, Roby Littlefield.  We recently made the unfortunate discovery that Roby's coat needs serious restoration work if it is to survive for future generations.  We've set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for the restoration.  Even the smallest donation will help.  Please spread the word, and help us honor Roby's service and the sacrifices of all who have fought for our freedom.  Thank you!

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