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Nearly 130 years of preservation and study of
Kennebec County history (1891-2019)

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.


Kennebec Historical Society Receives $25,000 Thompson Foundation Grant!!!

AUGUSTA, Maine – The Kennebec Historical Society has received a $25,000 grant from the Charles T. & Marion M. Thompson Foundation Unrestricted Fund to help fund its expansion plan. The Society will use the grant to defer the costs of the planning and engineering of an addition to the historic Henry Weld Fuller Jr. House, the society’s headquarters, located at 107 Winthrop St. in Augusta.

The grant, from a fund administered by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, was recommended by the descendants of Henry Weld Fuller, who once owned the land where the society’s building at 107 Winthrop St. stands, and whose son commissioned the construction of the house there in the 1830s. The money is intended to be a match to a contribution from another descendant of Henry Weld Fuller and a longtime supporter of the Society.

“I'm very pleased and excited with the opportunity this matching grant will provide our organization,” said Patsy Crockett, President of the Kennebec Historical Society.  She added, “We are bursting at the seams, truly in need of additional space for our archive material.”

E.S. Coffin Engineering and Surveying has provided the Society with a proposal for engineering services for the proposed addition. The grant money will pay for generating floor plans, mechanical plans and elevation drawings of the proposed addition. Questions about the project should be directed to Scott Wood, KHS administrative director, at 622-7718.

Kennebec Historical Society
"Risking Lives & Fortunes, Maine's Underground Railroad"

...presented by Mark Alan Leslie
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

at the South Parish Congregational Church,
9 Church Street, Augusta, ME

What's new at KHS:

  • Genealogy News: Our database now contains more than 50,000 searchable names and over 88,000 listings. You can search these names at: genealogy

  • Come see our Postcards: The Legacy of Social Media exhibit!
  • Check out the positions available for volunteers

    Page updated June 6, 2019 (srw)

Discovering, preserving, and disseminating
Kennebec County history

KHS is located in Maine's Capital City ... in historic Kennebec Valley

107 Winthrop Street
Augusta, ME

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Phone: (207) 622-7718
Mailing Address: PO Box 5582
Augusta, Maine 04332-5582

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