Freeport Historical Society collects materials and artifacts related to the history of Freeport dating from the late 18th century to the present. Among the items which we actively collect are objects, paintings, books, manuscripts, diaries, letters, account books, cemetery records, maps, postcards, ephemera, photographs, and various media formats. All of these are organized, cataloged and available for research.
Access to the FHS archives for research is provided on an hourly basis. An initial 15-minute period of research assistance is provided free of charge. Subsequent time is billed at $25.00 per hour or part thereof, payable in advance. Researchers may find that membership in FHS (which includes 3 hours of paid research annually) is an economical investment. Photocopies are twenty cents each plus postage. Postage and handling will be charged at cost if materials are mailed.
Research services can be paid for by check or cash.
Research requests may be made in person (45 Main Street, Freeport, ME), but initial contact via phone (207-865-3170) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) is requested before you stop by so that our Collections Manager may research and gather information pertaining to your request. Be certain to include contact information and detailed information on your topic/subject matter of your research. Our Collections Manager will be in touch with you as soon as possible to set-up an appointment and/or discuss next steps.
So that we can provide the best service to you and given the volume of work, we encourage appointments to conduct research.