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:

Holiday Lights Open House 

Saturday, December 7, 10am to 2pm

Annual Harbor Lights Open House at the museum.

Come see our beautiful, holiday display of festive antique decorations, traditional greens, vintage greeting cards, and historical photographs. Join us for delicious homemade finger foods, hot beverages, and an array of scrumptious treats.    Enjoy our special exhibit of the gorgeous baskets and other beautifully crafted items made by the Rancos, a family of Penobscot Indians who travelled from Old Town to Boothbay from 1906 to the mid-1990s to make and sell their baskets to tourists.  You won’t want to miss our wonderful Harbor Lights Open House!

RAFFLE: The drawing Robert Mitchell’s gorgeous photograph (pictured below) will take place at the society’s annual holiday open house on December 7, 2019.

Win a beautiful Bootbay region 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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