The Boothbay Region Historical Society’s Research Services

The Boothbay Region Historical Society has gone to considerable lengths to facilitate independent research at the Society. This includes making the finding aids to the collections available online (click here) and on a public computer at the Society.  It also includes the Society’s ambitious, long-term effort to digitize the entire contents of the Boothbay Region Historical Society archives and museum, beginning with the History Files collection, and to make these electronic files accessible online.In addition, the Boothbay Region Historical Society offers assisted research to those who are not experienced researchers or who would simply prefer to avail themselves of the services of the Society’s highly experienced researchers.

For general research inquiries, we suggest that you come to the Boothbay Region Historical Society to speak with one of our researchers or send us a short email at [E.g., Do you have any information on WWII Navy minesweepers built in the Boothbay region?]  We will meet with you to discuss your inquiry or, if you have contacted us by mail, we will reply with a brief overview of our holdings. The research inquiry form may be filled out and returned by mail, along with a self-addressed envelope and a donation of $5.00 to cover postage and staff time. We will contact you by email or phone to review initial findings.

More extensive research may be performed by a local historian for a fee of $25 per hour. Please contact us for more information on this service.

Copies: Photocopies or electronic copies of documents or photographs are available for a modest fee, based on number of copies and staff time. Please contact us for information on photo reprints and high-resolution digital TIFF files.


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