Damariscotta Historical Society

Located on Chapman Street in historic downtown Damariscotta


About DHS

Active from the early 1960’s and formally established in 1998, the Damariscotta Historical Society’s (DHS) mission is to promote interest in the history of our beautiful and historic region to people of all ages. Through the collection and preservation of historic memorabilia and important records, and actively engaging the community with educational programs, lectures, exhibits, and special events the DHS is a resource for residents and visitors alike.

To fund the purchase of 3 Chapman Street and some custom renovations, the DHS is seeking funding.

We’re Growing

Our collection grows every year. As time passes, individuals, estates, and other organizations look to us to preserve important historical artifacts and documents. Currently, much of our collection is stored in multiple locations. Our current storage space is not ideal for storing and archiving and we are quickly running out space. Simply put, without a new space to carefully expand our collection, important Damariscotta artifacts and documents have no place to go and are being lost to yard sales and antique shops.

The Campaign for the DHS

To help us achieve our mission and continue our vision of “bringing the community together to preserve and share our history by advancing knowledge and inspiring curiosity” we are asking individuals, businesses, and organizations in the Damariscotta Region to please consider supporting this Campaign. We encourage everyone who loves our beautiful and historic town to help us preserve its rich history.

Contact DHS


Damariscotta Historical Society
3 Chapman Street
PO Box 1154
Damariscotta, ME