Buxton-Hollis Historical Society
 100 Main St., Route 4A
 P.O. Box 34, Buxton, Maine 04093
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Dear BHHS Family & Friends,


     What a year 2020 was! As you know, our 2020 schedule to celebrate the historical society’s 50th Year Anniversary in style with programming of great historically significant topics, including the celebration of Maine’s 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the roll of women’s suffrage in Maine, along with our celebration of local ties to Maine statehood, had to be postponed! With the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine ongoing and 2021 group gatherings still in question, we are thinking we may need to investigate the potential of filming and making available informative programming in other venues. (We are already holding Board meetings on ZOOM.) So we will let you know what we come up with in our spring newsletter!                                            

     In the meantime, your research library and museum will remain closed, except by special appointment, to research family genealogies and to check out museum displays. So please contact us if you would like to arrange a visit. Volunteers continue to work on various projects from accessioning donated items, researching email and phone inquiries, scanning photos, and on-going building projects.

     In other news, we are delighted and grateful to have received donations from the Town of Buxton of: 1) artifacts and display cases from the Pleasant Point Archaeological Dig and; 2) an extensive genealogical book collection! So, as our curator said, “If you need to back track your anglo roots, we now have some references for across the pond as well!” Plans are afoot to integrate and relocate this wealth of new genealogy resources into our existing collection. Our Librarian, Nancy Pierce, would welcome any volunteers out there with library experience to assist!

     As we hunker down these cold winter days, please stay safe, and if you are moved to do so, join us as we dedicate our energy to new challenges, new projects, and new growth in 2021!


Keep the Faith,


Jan Hill

BHHS President

Lease 100 Main St
April 2017, Jan Hill and Paul Penna renew rolling lease for 100 Main St.
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.


We invite your support by becoming a member of the Society!
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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.