Hours  (through Dec 31)

Research Library & Museum:

Tuesday & Friday 10 am to 5 pm

Saturday 10 am to 1 pm

Guided Tours:

Tuesday, Friday & Saturday

10 am to 1 pm


Trivia Night!
February 23, 2021 -- Time TBA

Up for a challenge? Join Stefanie Claydon from the Wells Public Library and our administrator, Bryce Waldrop,  for a fun trivia contest, complete with prizes!


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We Are Open!

Friends, THANK YOU for visiting us.  Our new COVID-19 guidelines are in place to keep everyone safe and healthy.  Masks are required and we maintain social distancing.  We look forward to seeing you!


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!

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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: https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/83384829257

Meeting ID: 833 8482 9257


Friends, THANK YOU for visiting our website.  Our museum and library are closed for the winter, but we are always available for research questions, wedding inquiries, and more, so be sure to contact us.

We look forward to seeing you in April!

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

So you think you know Wells and Ogunquit history?  Let's find out!  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 of local history with a wide range of questions, so be ready for a challenge.  There will even be prizes!  To sign up, send an email to Stefanie at sclaydon@wellslibrary.org for a Zoom invitation.

In case you missed it...

Ron Romano’s fascinating talk on Cemeteries, Gravestones, and Billboard Monuments is recorded here.  We also have signed copies of Ron’s book “Billboard Monuments of Maine” available from our Gift Shop. (Curbside pick-up available.)

Walking Tour of Ocean View Cemetery
with author Ron Romano
Saturday, May 22, 2021 -- 10 am to Noon
$5 for members, $10 for non-members
Pre-registration required.  Please click here to sign up.

As a follow-up to his fascinating fall lecture, Ron Romano will offer a walking tour of Ocean View Cemetery on Saturday, May 22, from 10am to Noon.  Space is limited, so be sure to sign up soon.  Ocean View Cemetery is located at 1485 Post Road (US Route 1) in Wells, across from the Middle School.  We can’t wait!  And in case you haven’t had a chance to read Ron’s book, copies are still available in the HSWO gift shop.