Buxton-Hollis Historical Society
 100 Main St., Route 4A
 P.O. Box 34, Buxton, Maine 04093
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At Right are recent donations of two reusable 26 oz. beer bottles made in Portland and stamped I.L.Hill for Ivory L. Hill.  His Dow and Hill store was next to the bridge in West Buxton.  They are about 1870.  The store was later the Howard Davis store and it was torn down in 1907.  They are now in our West Buxton exhibit at 100 Main St.

May 1, 2020


Dear Members and Friends,


            Here we are on May 1, 2020, and the Covid 19 pandemic and social distancing requirements are making it necessary to suspend the Society’s monthly meetings and programs. The library and museum hours remain closed to the public until further notice.


             We deeply appreciate your inquiries and comments, as well as your thoughtfulness in sending your membership dues and renewals at this time of community adaptation and adjustment to this so-called  “new normal”. History reminds us that pandemics and other major challenges have happened throughout the evolution of our Earth and its inhabitants have always been resilient, strong, and adaptable in the face of such adversity.


            In hopes that you might be interested in viewing some of our past programs on line, we have posted them on VIMEO and can be accessed by clicking on the following link:




            We look forward to the time when we can safely be together. In the meantime….


We wish you and yours well and safe.


Jan Hill, President

Board of Directors

Buxton-Hollis Historical Society

Click on the link below to read Mrs. Klin's 6th Grade Social Studies Class Local History Project iBooks.
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.