Nearly 130 years of preservation and study of
Kennebec County history (1891-2020)
Established in 1891, the Society has a growing collection of manuscripts, photographs and ephemera about people and places in Kennebec County that are not available in other archives. Research and meeting facilities at 107 Winthrop Street, Augusta, include reading areas and online access to our database. Volunteers perform the majority of the work of the Society and support comes from donations and grants.
KHS is now OPEN by appointment only to researchers. The staff and researching public will be expected to wear their own masks and use hand sanitizer as they enter the building, while maintaining Maine CDC social distancing guidelines.
We understand that many are not ready to return and that's fine! KHS can always be reached by email, phone, Facebook and Instagram. We will be here when you are ready to research the history of Kennebec County!
What's new at KHS:
Discovering, preserving, and disseminating
Kennebec County history
KHS is located in Maine's Capital City ... in
historic Kennebec Valley
107 Winthrop Street
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OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Wednesday through Friday
Please call for an appointment
if doing assisted research
Mailing Address: PO Box 5582
Augusta, Maine 04332-5582
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