Preserving Falmouth's Heritage The Falmouth Historical Society 

About FHS

The Falmouth Historical Society is one of 145 town historical societies in Maine which, along with the flagship Maine Historical Society, preserve artifacts and documents related to Maine's history to inform present and future generations of our state's heritage. 

Graphic showing Mission and Programs

Since 1966, our job has been:

  • To acquire and preserve archives and artifacts pertaining to the history of Falmouth, Maine.
  • To make those historical materials accessible to members of the Society and the community.
  • To provide programs, exhibits and other educational opportunities to members of the Society and the community.
  • To assist members of the Society and the community with historical and genealogical research.
  • To cooperate with other organizations having similar purposes and interests.

Our focus includes present day Falmouth as well as Ancient Falmouth which, prior to 1765, encompassed today's towns of Falmouth and Cape Elizabeth as well as the cities of Portland, South Portland and Westbrook.

● Committees

● Meet our Board of Directors

● Contact us
● Society Goals

● Terms and Policies

For more information about what your town's historical society is doing, records of our activities are posted online.

Our general and special meetings of the membership offer a good overview of the Society's activities.

Agendas, minutes, reports, and presentation slides are posted so that our members and the community can keep abreast of our work.  For this year's board meetings, see: FHS 2024 Board and Annual Meetings.  For foundational documents as well as board meetings for prior years, see: Society Records.

    The Falmouth Heritage Museum in summer

    The Falmouth Heritage Museum and Barn is located at 60 Woods Road in Falmouth.  The buildings house our collection of artifacts and historical memorabilia, as well as serving as a focal point for many of our summer activities and events.

    The Falmouth Historical Society is classified as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Donations, including membership dues, are deductible to extent allowed by law.  Our tax-exempt status was retroactively reinstated by the IRS on 12/02/19.  Our EIN is 01-6023075.

    The Falmouth Historical Society is licensed as a charitable organization by the State of Maine.  Our license number is CO6575.

    The Falmouth Historical Society is a member of:


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    Falmouth Heritage Museum
    60 Woods Road, Falmouth, Maine 04105
    Telephone: (207) 781-4727

    Mailing Address
    The Falmouth Historical Society
    190 US Route One PMB 367
    Falmouth, ME 04105

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