Maine Historical Society


Founded in 1822, the Maine Historical Society is the third oldest state historical society in the United States. he Maine Historical Society preserves the heritage and history of Maine: the stories of Maine people, the traditions of Maine communities, and the record of Maine's place in a changing world. Because an understanding of the past is vital to a healthy and progressive society, we collect, care for, and exhibit historical treasures; facilitate research into family, local, state, and national history; provide education programs that make history meaningful, accessible and enjoyable; and empower others to preserve and interpret the history of their communities and our state.

How Your Donation Helps

40.2% of your car donation will go toward helping Maine Historical Society with their project: Historical Research Library.

17.7% will go toward the project: Wadsworth Longfellow House and Museum.

9.0% will go toward the project: Programs and Education.



  • Historical site, records or reenactment
  • Library
  • Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.

Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1938

Your donations to Maine Historical Society are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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