Hallowell is blessed with wonderful collections of artifacts, photographs and architectural treasures.
The Hubbard Library is a readily accessible repository. Admission is free and a schedule of hours appears on its website. A visit to this Gothic style cathedral of learning allows a unique view into Hallowell history.
The Vaughan Woods and Historic Homestead shares its cast collection through a changing display view able on the bookcase in the just inside the library doors. The Homestead is also open to the public during special events and Tuesdays in July and August by appointment. Check the website for more information.
The Row House is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to preserving Historic Hallowell, Maine. Row House has a great map that allows visitors to stroll the streets of Maine’s smallest city and feast on the architectural delights preserved in its historic district. Copes of the tour map are available at the Hubbard Library and Hallowell City Hall.
Many of the historical photographs in the Hubbard Library Collection are available for viewing and purchase if you like through the Maine Historical Society’s Maine Memory Net. Enter “Hallowell” in the search box and enjoy!
There are also some wonderful historical Hallowell photographs in the collection of the Eastern Publishing Company, now under the care of the Penobscot Marine Museum.