1874 Elizabeth F. Reed HouseThe mission of the Boothbay Region Historical Society is to promote interest in the history of the Boothbay region and to preserve the region’s history. The society is a non-profit membership 501(c)(3) organization.
The society was founded in 1967. In 1984, it moved to its present location at the Elizabeth F. Reed house and its grounds, Fullerton Park. The society has traditionally represented the three towns of the region: Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, and Southport. Today, Southport is also well represented with its own museum. In addition to ongoing exhibits and collections of artifacts,photographs, and historical and genealogical documents, the society presents a variety of programs of local interest throughout the year.
BRHS is governed by a volunteer board of trustees assisted by an administrator and local historian/curator. The society’s mission is financially supported by membership dues, donations, fundraising events, and the sale of books and other items on sale at the museum. We rely on our volunteers for help with exhibits, special programs and events, and maintaining our collections and archives.