Captains AND vessels of the boothbay region 1800 to 1921

This exhibit explores the stories and histories of Boothbay’s captains and of the vessels built in the Boothbay region during America’s golden age of sail.  Come see our slide show of captains and vessels, and diaries, blueprints, and artifacts from the period, many of which are on display for the first time.  The exhibit runs through December 31, 2022


saturday, DEcEMBER 3, 10 am to 2 pm

Stop by for delicious home-made holiday cookies and treats!  Our museum will be festively decorated with vintage ornaments, our popular Holiday Gift Baskets will be raffled away.  Museum trustees will be on hand to say hello and to thank visitors in person for their support of the society’s work to preserve and share the region’s history.  See you there!

Boothbay region historical society scholarship

Thanks to your generous donations we are able to present a $1000 college scholarship yearly to a graduate of Boothbay Region High School.  Our gratitude to the many individuals and contributing businesses:

Bath Savings, Boothbay Harbor
Bayside Inn B&B, Boothbay Harbor
First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Bath
First National Bank, Damariscotta
Hodgdon Yacht Services, Southport
Pinkham’s Gourmet Market, Boothbay Harbor
to all the individual donors who made this possible!



Boothbay Center School graduates c. 1895                                              Boothbay Center School graduates c. 1895

                                                   Are you in search of family roots? 

Would you like to know more about local history? 

Come visit our museum! 

You may contact us, or click on Research, above, for a list of our files.


The Boothbay Region Historical Society is located at the 1874 home of Elizabeth F. Reed and its grounds, Fullerton Park.  Browse six rooms of artifacts, photographs, maps, and memorabilia.  Our collections of town records, local newspapers, family histories, account books, and more are available for those wishing to delve into our colonial and coastal heritage.

Want to know more about Boothbay region history?

You can receive monthly articles about the Boothbay region by our historian Barbara Rumsey by signing up for our monthly enews (in the box on the sidebar).  Also, we post historic photos of the region on our Facebook page.  Follow us on Facebook, too!


Open All Year

  • Thu-Sat: 10am-2pm

Admission is free.


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Contact Us:

P.O.Box 272
72 Oak Street
Boothbay Harbor,
Maine 04538
Phone: (207)633-0820
Email: brhs@gwi.net