Welcome

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.  Whether you visit in search of family roots, or simply enjoy learning about local history, we invite you to enjoy a local treasure!

NEW!

We now accept credit card payments for donations and for memberships!  Click here to make a donation, and click here to become a member!

What’s going on?  Visit our Events Page, click here.

What else is going on?  Delicious BRHS Tea!

Yes, we now have two of our very own tea blends, developed for us by the good people at Merry Auld Market & Tea Co. in Boothbay.  Heritage Tea combines black tea with a hint of clove and orange. Herbal Heritage Tea is a blend of organic chamomile, peppermint, and lavender. The tea is $6 a 1.5 oz. package (which will make about 15 to 20 cups).  You can buy the tea in our museum shop or over the phone Wednesdays through Fridays.  We now take credit cards.

And Fabulous Cheddar Cheese!

On Saturday, October 6, the historical society will once again be selling two-year-aged Grafton Village cheddar cheese during the Fall Foliage Festival at the Boothbay Railway Village and at the society’s museum at 72 Oak Street in Boothbay Harbor. The society’s table inside the Town Hall at the Railway Village will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or until sold out. At the museum, cheese and baked goods will be on sale from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., or while supplies last.

  • Happening Now

    Become a Member

    Whether you are new to the area or have roots reaching back to the early settlers, we invite you to become a society member. Join us as we maintain and share the history of the people, places, and industries that have built this region. Please click the link above for more information.

  • Exhibits

    Exhibits

    The historical society museum is located in the 1874 home of Elizabeth F. Reed and its grounds, Fullerton Park. Display rooms throughout the house contain artifacts and memorabilia that reflect the region’s prehistoric and 300-year-old coastal heritage.

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