Preserving Treasures of the Past as an Investment for the Future
Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit
Established in 1954
Working in co-operation with the Ogunquit Heritage Museum
If you have been in Wells this summer, you may have noticed that the Congregational Church of Wells has been using our Meetinghouse while major works were carried out to their own building. The congregation has now returned home, but not without a most generous expression of appreciation. A check for $1000 was collected on our behalf by Town Historian Hope Shelley. We are extremely grateful for this very unexpected donation!
- OYEZ, OYEZ -
We are pleased to announce that on October 6 2015 at 6 pm we will be holding an Annual General Meeting in our Historic Meetinghouse. All members are welcome and if you have been thinking about joining, there's no better opportunity to sign up. Members will receive their papers in the next two weeks and further information will be posted here and on our FB page.
- A Special Evening with Barney Frank, Friday October 2 at 6 pm -
This fundraiser, in aid of the Friends of Wells Library "Growing Again" Campaign, features Mr. Barney Frank, who has also generously donated several of his collectible first edition books for a silent auction. $10 on the door: complimentary wine and cheese will be served.
In case you haven't had a chance to read the plaques in front of our building in Wells, here is one commemorating our unique status as the first "Meeting-house" in Wells and the second in Maine.
The Mission of the Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit is to maintain The Historic Meetinghouse and to operate the Society in order to foster an understanding and appreciation of history for the enlightenment and education of residents and visitors. The Society strives to be a vibrant, visible, community organization that is recognized as a principal repository of the historic past; and, to be a vital participant in the understanding of the present and a prism through which to shape the future.
General & Contact Information
Directions:The Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit is located at 938 Post Road(U.S. Route 1) in Wells, Maine, on the corner of Buzzell Road, opposite Wells Plaza.
Hours:The Society's Museum, Research Library & Office is openWednesday & Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m or by appointment.