Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit

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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 principle 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. From http://www.historicalsocietyofwellsandogunquit.org/home.html





938 Post Rd Wells, ME 04090

Mailing Address P.O. Box 801, Wells, Maine 04090









Schedule & hours

The Society's Museum, Research Library & Office is opened from Memorial Day through Columbus Day Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Columbus Day through Memorial Day Wednesday & Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.;or by appointment.

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Directions to the archive

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.


The library includes books from the York County Genealogical Society, periodicals, maps, scrapbooks, census, family, and cemetery records pertaining to New England, Maine, and local Wells/Ogunquit history.

Research procedures


The archival library is open to the public

Permitted and prohibited items

  • Permitted: Laptop computers, cameras, phones, pens and pencils, loose papers,
  • Prohibited:

Document ordering and delivery

(how do you request documents? how many can you order at a time? how are documents delivered?)

Photocopying, photography, microfilming

Geneological questions can be emailed to wohistory@maine.rr.com or mailed to P.O. Box 801, Wells, ME 04090. There is a $5 charge for a preliminary search and $15 per hour for a more in-depth search. Quick questions can usually be answered free of charge.

Key individuals

Jane Shapleigh Edgecomb Administrator Research Librarian 207-646-4775 wohistory@maine.rr.com

Joseph Pfrangle Museum & Library Assistant Same contact information as above


There are no food or beverages sold inside the archival library however there are plenty of eateries within walking distance. This archives is located on the main road of Wells, ME with a trolley route that goes right past the building.

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