Hallowell has an amazing collection of historic artifacts, documents, and photographs. This Historic Hallowell Committee is compiling a listing of collections and how they can be accessed for research or personal interest.
Foremost, and the most readily accessible, is the collection housed at the Hubbard Free Library. Many items like paintings and historic artifacts are on display during regular library hours posted on the Library’s web page. The Library has an extensive collection of photographs from Old Hallowell, many of which are available online through the Maine Historical Society’s Maine Memory Network project Type “Hallowell photographs” in the Search box and you can peruse the more than 250 items that have been uploaded to the Network. You can take a closer look at any photograph by clicking on the “zoom” function in the caption beneath the picture.
Many of the photographs in the Hubbard Library Collection were used in the Hallowell Maine Community Heritage Project website developed in partnership with HallDale Middle School students.
The Hallowell Fire Department has an extensive collection of memorabilia which was cataloged as part of the Hallowell Maine Community Heritage Project. Work is being done to prepare an online exhibit of selected items from the collection.
The City of Hallowell has municipal records available for research purposes. Contact the City Clerk for more information.