Boothbay Center School graduates c. 1895

Boothbay Center School Graduates, c. 1895

Want to know more about local history? Are you in search of family roots?

Come visit our museum! We’re open every Thursday-Saturday, 10am to 2pm (weather permitting). There is no charge for admission. Please also feel free to contact us, browse our pages for event and exhibit information, or click on the Research tab above for a list of our files.

Want to get involved from the comfort of home? Why not sign up for our monthly enews to receive monthly articles about the Boothbay region by our historian Barbara Rumsey, and get notices of upcoming events? Simply complete the box to the right. We also post historic photos of the region on our Facebook page. Follow us on Instagram, too!



The Boothbay Region Historical Society is located in beautiful Boothbay Harbor, Maine in 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.


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

Meet Our New Executive Director

Executive Director, Aimee Keithan

Aimée L. Keithan, Executive Director

After a thorough search, the Boothbay Region Historical Society Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Aimée Keithan as our first ever Executive Director. This strategic move marks a significant milestone in our commitment to preserving and promoting the area’s rich history.

Dr. Keithan, an esteemed architectural historian with a passion for museums, holds PhD and MA degrees from the University of York, England, and a BA from the University of Maine at Augusta. She has completed research fellowships at and worked with numerous historic house museums in America and the UK.

Dr. Keithan will work closely with the Board of Trustees and serve as the face of the Society within the community and local schools. “Aimée shares an appreciation of our old house museum and the collections in it. She has managed dozens of volunteers of all ages, run events and taught programs, serves on boards herself, and has a strong network of museum colleagues around Midcoast Maine,” remarked board president Dana Wilson. “The Board of Trustees is thrilled to embrace this new chapter with her at the helm.”

Stop by during open hours to meet Aimée or email her at alkeithan@boothbayhistorical.org.

2024 Speaker Series

We are presently planning our 2024 speaker series.

Why not take advantage of the winter weather and watch a video recording of one of our 2023 speaker presentations? They are available now on our YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe for updates when we add new programs. Watch Here!