Welcome to North Yarmouth Historical Society!

We’re proud to celebrate our town’s heritage here, offer information, and connect researchers.

N orth Yarmouth is often assumed to be part of the town of Yarmouth — especially since North Yarmouth Academy is located in Yarmouth. To make it more confusing for the historian, Ancient North Yarmouth encompassed seven current-day towns, so our early history is also the history of our neighboring communities.

Our town retains the name of the original 1680 plantation of North Yarmouth in the Province of Maine. Our territory then included the land now occupied by North Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Chebeague Island, Pownal, Cumberland, Freeport, Harpswell, and the Mere Point portion of Brunswick.

Explore our history…

Cedar Spring Dairy Farm

Norman and Marion Reed working the Cedar Spring Dairy Farm — from the cover of “Around North Yarmouth” by Lincoln J. Merrill Jr. and Holly K. Hurd.
(Photo courtesy of Marion Reed)


NYHS Vault

Our collections are stored in a fireproof vault at Walnut Hill Station on Route 115 (also home to North Yarmouth Fire and Rescue).

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