Maine Historical Society
"The 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." from the Website.
This site includes links to their many resources such as Museum and Exhibits, Library and Research Facilities, The Longfellow House, News and Events, OnLine Resources (both for Members and for the Public), and many other useful materials.
Maine State Museum
"Shaped by the forces of geology, and smoothed by ice age glaciers, Maine's
natural environment is beautiful and complex. . . .Maine has been the scene of human
occupation, struggle, and enterprise for some 11,000 years . . . [from] woolly mammoths, to
vacationers today seeking fun and adventure." from the Website
Links to Exhibits, Collections,Programs, the Museum Store, Directions, and others.
Maine Archives and Museums (MAM)
"This directory consists of museums, historical societies, archives and historic sites . . . The purpose of the organization is to develp and foster a network of citizens and institutions in Maine who identify, collect, interpret, and/or provide access to materials relating to history and culture." from the Website
This site offers a large selection of links to sites relative to the History of Maine, and in addition the Archives list many "Heritage Tours" and a way to contact them. There is also a compilation of different Historical Societies by region (including the Westbrook Historical Society).
Maine State Archives
"A bureau within the Department of Secretary of State, the Maine State Archives maintains approximately 95 million pages of official State records considered to be permanently valuable. The earliest dates from 1639." from the Website
The Archives maintains Databases for downloading such as Vital Records, Indexes to Archival Records, Maps from 1674 - 1989, various Photographs and Town Records to name a few of the available resources.
Walker Memorial Library (800 Main St., Westbrook, ME)
"The Library has provided books and information to the citizens of Westbrook since 1894. Its primary support has been city taxes. Now the library also has magazines, newspapers, audio and video tapes, an excellent Reference Collection & access to the Internet." from the Website
The library contains an extensive Local History Room. The Society & the Library work closely together in the sharing & distributing of local historical information. Their OnLine Catalog can be seen by clicking HERE.
City of Westbrook, Maine
A wide and detailed collection of important general information concerning the City of Westbrook is available on its website.