Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit, Maine -- Historic Meeting House
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N 43° 18.094 W 070° 35.176
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Quick Description: The Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit, Maine, is housed in the historic Meetinghouse, a National Register Landmark, built in 1862.
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 5/20/2006 4:27:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMD4A
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Special Ed & FallenFaery
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Long Description:

The Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit is housed in the historic Meetinghouse, a National Register Landmark. Built in 1862, the Meetinghouse is the headquarters of the Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the community by "Preserving the Treasures of our Past as an Investment for the Future.

The Meetinghouse also has a museum that tells the story of our history from the sea to the inland farms. The museum contains artifacts from local families and businesses. Volunteer docents are ready to give you a tour and tell the story of Wells and Ogunquit which began as one town in 1640 when the first settlers arrived.

The Meetinghouse is also the home of the Esselyn Perkins Library, one of the finest genealogical collections in southern Maine. The library contains family histories, town histories of Maine and eastern New Hampshire as well as the complete census records for Maine on microfilm. Our archives contain family papers, ledgers, diaries, maps and a large collection of photographs. Volunteer genealogists are on hand to help you find your family roots.

Artifacts, memorabilia and genealogies of the early Wells and Ogunquit residents provide insight relative to our early historic seacoast community.

Street address:
Post Rd. (Rt. 1) and Kimball Lane
P.O. Box 356
Wells, ME United States

County / Borough / Parish: York

Year listed: 1985

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Old Meetinghouse

Periods of significance: 1862

Historic function: Church/Meetinghouse

Current function: Museum/Library

Privately owned?: no

Hours of operation: From: 10:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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