The Yarmouth Historical Society has one of the finest local history collections in Maine. The Society exhibits this collection at the Yarmouth History Center at 118 East Elm Street, Yarmouth, Maine. At the Center, visitors can view some of the collection’s thousands of objects, archives, and photographs. The Center has a permanent exhibit gallery offering informational exhibits on Settlement Patterns, Royal River and the Mills, Shipbuilding, and the Twentieth Century.
The primary focus of the collection is the Town of Yarmouth as defined by the boundaries established in 1849. The collections also include materials related to the town of old North Yarmouth as incorporated in 1680, and may include a few materials related to the current towns of Harpswell, Freeport, Cumberland, Pownal, and North Yarmouth. Materials date from the early history of the region to the present, and include all aspects of town history, including social, cultural, economic, political, religious, educational, and architectural history. A visit to the History Center is a fun and informative way to learn about the history of Yarmouth and the surrounding region.