Welcome to the Yarmouth Historical Society
located in Yarmouth Maine

Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For information on group tours, please call 846-6259.

Yarmouth History Center Permanent Exhibit Gallery-

The Yarmouth History Center has a permanent exhibit gallery that is located in the center. With sections on Settlement Patterns, Royal River and the Mills, Shipbuilding, and the Twentieth Century, this interactive gallery offers a fun and informative look into the history of Yarmouth and the surrounding region.

Currently, there is a temporary exhibit from the Collection of Frank and Frances Mann Knight featuring hand made doll clothes. These were sewn by Mabel C. Marston and Georgia Titcomb Mann c. 1916.

Short Story by Elizabeth Oakes Smith-

Our June Lecture will feature Professor Timothy Scherman, an expert on North Yarmouth native Elizabeth Oakes Smith. We offer a link below to a short story that Elizabeth Oakes Smith wrote that references the Meeting House Under the Ledge and Tristram Gilman We hope you will have a chance to read this story to gain an understanding of her connection to (North) Yarmouth.

The Defeated Life, by Elizabeth Oakes Smith

Parking is available at the Yarmouth History Center and across the street at the Royal River Park.

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