Harpswell Historical Society

Incorporated 1979

929 Harpswell Neck Road
Harpswell, Maine  04079

The Harpswell Historical Society is dedicated to the discovery, identification, collection, preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of materials relating to the history of Harpswell and its people.

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Historic Park 
and Museum

Links to 
related sites


   Welcome to the Web Pages of the Harpswell, Maine Historical Society. We hope you find these pages helpful and informative in your search for information in the Casco Bay area. At this time we do not have regular hours established for research of either Harpswell history or genealogy. An appointment may be made through David Hackett 833dash6322 for weekend use of the facilities during the summer months.

If you would like to receive notices and information about our activities, including the newsletter, send a message to

The public is welcome at ALL Events.

2016-2018 Historical Society Events

  • October 29, 2016 6:30 Come celebrate Halloween with us at the old Harpswell Town House and Cemetery on Harpswell Neck Road. Meet some eerie town characters.
  • Oct 14, 2017

Harpswell Day: A Celebration of Traditional Handcrafts and Subsistence Skills

Join Harpswell Historical Society and Harpswell Heritage Land Trust for a celebration of traditional handcrafts and subsistence skills. Saturday, Oct. 14, 1017 from 12-4 p.m., rain or shine, at the Harpswell Historical Society, 929 Harpswell Neck Road. For all ages, there will be many things to see, do and learn about during this free event celebrating Harpswell.
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  • 2017 Summer Harpswell Historical Society Museum hours: Sundays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm from Memorial Day to Columbus Day 
  • 2017 Town Office Cemetery Tour: Dave Hackett will lead a tour of this cemetery at 1:00 pm on the first Sunday of  June, July and August
  • July 4th 2017: 11:00am; Reading of the Declaration of Independence Town House
  • October 2015 Annual Meeting at Bailey Island Library.

  • Dec. 3, 2016; 6:30pm; Christmas tree lighting at Centennial Hall: merriment, fellowship and refreshment

  • Dec 18, 2016 2:00pm; Vesper Service at the East Harpswell Church

New on our site

Pen and Ink drawing of the Old Harpswell Meeting House
by Forest Orr.    

The story of Harpswell's Old Meeting House

Centennial Hall is available for special events, such as weddings. For more information, contact Dave Hackett 207-833dash6322