Harpswell Historical Society

Incorporated 1979

929 Harpswell Neck Road
Harpswell, Maine  04079

The Harpswell Historical Society is dedicated to the discovery, identification, collection, preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of materials relating to the history of Harpswell and its people.

Table of Contents

Garden Club
Historic Park 
and Museum

Links to 
related sites


   Welcome to the Web Pages of the Harpswell, Maine Historical Society. We hope you find these pages helpful and informative in your search for information in the Casco Bay area. At this time we do not have regular hours established for research of either Harpswell history or genealogy. An appointment may be made through David Hackett 833-6322 for weekend use of the facilities during the summer months.

If you would like to receive notices and information about our activities, including the newsletter, send a message to

The public is welcome at ALL Events.

2013-2014 Historical Society Events

  • 2013 Summer Harpswell Historical Society Museum hours: Sundays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm from Memorial Day to Columbus Day 
  • 2013, May 11-6:00pm: Star Party. Centennial Hall After an introduction by the Southern Maine Astronomers, participants will move outside to gaze at the stars. Telescopes will be provided.
    The party was postponed to May 18 at 6:00pm
  • July 4th 2013: 11:00am; Reading of the Declaration of Independence Town House
  • Wednesday, September11 at 7:00pm; Annual Meeting at Centennial Hall.
    Centennial Hall, Route 123 (opposite 929 Harpswell Neck Rd), Harpswell Center
    with presentation on the Society's collections,
    including new acquisitions.
    Free and open to both members and non-members.

  • October 26, 2013, 6:30; Halloween, Cemetery Tour, old Meeting House, Route 123

  • Dec. 8, 2012; 5:30pm; Christmas tree lighting at Centennial Hall: merriment, fellowship and refreshmen

  • Dec. 9, 2012; 2:00pm; Vesper Service at the East Harpswell Church

  • January 16th through May 15th: The Curtis Memorial Library, in partnership with the Harpswell Historical Society and the Joshua Chamberlain Civil War Round Table, has been selected by the Maine Humanities Council to offer a new “Let’s Talk About It”, a free reading and discussion group with copies of the books available through the library.
    It is titled: "Making Sense of the Civil War"
    For more information, click here,


Pen and Ink drawing of the Old Harpswell Meeting House
by Forest Orr.    

The story of Harpswell's Old Meeting House

A History of Harpswell, Maine
by Richard R. Wescott

You can get a copy of
A History of Harpswell, Maine
by Richard R. Wescot
by sending $17.00 (15.00 + 2.00)
payable to Harpswell Historical Society to

Ed Phinney
21 Otter Brook Rd
Harpswell, ME 04079

Centennial Hall is available for special events, such as weddings. For more information, contact Dave Hackett 207-833-6322