Buxton-Hollis Historical Society
 100 Main St., Route 4A
 P.O. Box 34, Buxton, Maine 04093

Attend Our First Program Since the Pandemic Began: 

Program and Book Signing By Esteemed Genealogist, Frederick R. Boyle

    On Tuesday, June 21, 7 P.M. at BHHS headquarters,100 Main St., Bar Mills, we are looking forward to hosting a genealogical  program entitled “Writing Books of Early Families of York County”, AND a book signing by Frederick R. Boyle for his new book,  Early  Families of Buxton”. Another among several books  in his “Early Families” series, his Buxton book will contain about 100 sets of genealogies of Buxton families whose roots go back to the mid-18th century. Included are the Atkinsons, Boyntons, Bradburys, Dearborns, Eldens, Emerys, Lanes, Redlons, Sawyers, Woodmans, and many more!

    A native of Boston, Mass., Fred grew up in nearby Medford. He has degrees from Colby College (B. A.), Boston University (M.A. in Ed.), and Harvard University (Certificate of Advance Graduate Study C.A.G.S.).

    From 1985-2005 Boyle was a Certified Genealogist through the Board for Certification of Genealogists in Washington, D.C. Previous to this he was a Certified Genealogical Record Searcher through the same organization. For the last seven years of his 30 year teaching career, Fred was Director of the Education Without Walls program. Since retirement from teaching he has authored several books and is still an active Professional Genealogist specializing in searches of families in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. From 1985-2011 he was a trustee of the Springvale Public Library where he served as an advisor for its extensive genealogy collection. He is a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and the Maine Historical Society.        We are happy to report that Fred has recently begun research on yet another book entitled, “Early Families of Hollis”. Please mark your calendars for this opportunity to engage with an expert genealogist with 40+ years of experience and knowledge of York County's early families. Donations gratefully accepted.

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About Us

Organized and incorporated in 1970, the Buxton-Hollis Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with partial support from the towns of Buxton and Hollis, Maine. The society’s purpose is to collect, preserve  and publish whatever may be related to the early and late history of the towns of Buxton and Hollis, including but not limited to books, relics and articles about early settlers, records of colonial and later wars, as well as genealogical information and maps.


Our Society's museum, library and archival collections include a wide range of materials documenting the rich heritage of this area of southern Maine and the Saco River Valley.  The N. C. Watson School Museum at Buxton Center offers third grade classes and other visitors the opportunity to experience life in a one-room school at the beginning of the twentieth century. Throughout the year, the Buxton-Hollis Historical Society provides lectures, cemetery and house tours, special exhibits, books and items of historic interest and educational activities for people of all ages.


All of our meetings are open to the public and membership is open to all who wish to help. Our facilities include the Library, Museum and History Center and Museum at 100 Main St, Bar Mills, the N. C. Watson One-Room School at Buxton Center, and the historic 1802 Elden Store at Buxton Center.


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Please click on the Video History Links tab at left to view videos of local interest
See an excerpt from the "Buxton, Maine - An American Story" documentary. 
Note this entire video is available on DVD and can be purchased from our Museum Store.