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.  We look forward to seeing you.


Upcoming Events:

Thursday, September 5, 4:30 – 5:30 pm  The Life of Capt. Anders Anderson

With John Anderson, historian and author

John Anderson grew up listening to family stories about his beloved grandfather, Capt. Anders Anderson.  When John inherited his grandfather’s ship logs, he embarked on a journey to learn as much as he could about Capt. Anderson’s fascinating life.  From leaving his family farm in Sweden as a teenager, to becoming a ship captain in Maine and falling in love with a lighthouse keeper’s daughter, the story of Capt. Anderson is a moving reminder of a way of life which has since disappeared. John Anderson’s biography of his grandfather, Borne On the Wind, was published this summer.

(photo of Capt. Anderson courtesy John Anderson)


For more information on these and our other events please click here for our Events page.

Two raffles!  Have fun and support BRHS at the same time.  Check our Events Page for more information on the raffles.

What could be more fun than a fire engine ride?

Win a chance for you and up to 7 companions to enjoy a private ride on Charlie Bamberg’s beautiful 1957 International Pumper next summer.  Your unforgettable two-hour tour may be scheduled on a date convenient for both you and Charlie between the end of May and September 10, 2020.  Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00 and may be purchased at the Society’s museum or by sending a check and self-addressed stamped envelope to BRHS, PO Box 272, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538.

Win a gorgeous photograph!

Turbulent Sea at Ocean Point, photograph by Robert Mitchell, handsomely framed in black with an acid-free mat, 41” high x 29” wide.  The winner will also receive a 2020 edition of Mitchell’s popular calendar of photographs.  The drawing will take place at the society’s annual holiday open house on December 7, 2019.  Raffle tickets are $1.00 per ticket or 6 for $5.00 and may be purchased at the society’s museum at 72 Oak Street, Boothbay Harbor or by sending a check and a self-addressed envelope to BRHS, PO Box 272, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538.


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.

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

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