Maine Historical Society



Support Maine Historical Society

Your support helps Maine Historical Society preserve and share Maine’s story, highlight new voices, and provide much-needed context for today’s world. Join us with a gift today!

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Ways to Give

Annual Fund
The daily operations of the MHS Library, MHS Museum, Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Maine Memory Network, and educational offerings including lectures and school programs depend upon the essential support of our members and friends through gifts to the Annual Fund every year.

1822 Leadership Circle
Join the Maine Historical Society's 1822 Leadership Circle and you'll stand alongside like-minded individuals who love Maine and appreciate the importance of history. Members lead the way in supporting MHS's work to preserve and share Maine stories to enrich our communities today.

Become a member and support MHS as you enjoy a rich schedule of exhibitions and programs that explore Maine history.

Tribute Gifts
Honor a special occasion or remember a friend or relative with a gift that supports Maine history.

Bequests and Planned Gifts
Make a gift that will ensure that future generations will have access to Maine's history.

Friends of Collections
Give a gift that will exclusively help MHS purchase, restore, and conserve artifacts relating to Maine history.

Stock Gifts
MHS welcomes gifts of securities and we would be pleased to work with your brokerage firm to make any necessary arrangements. Gifts of securities could also provide you with additional tax benefits.

Donor Advised Funds
Many donors support MHS by recommending a gift from a Donor Advised Fund (DAF). If you give through Fidelity, Schwab, or BNY Mellon, we invite you to use the DAF Direct Link. If you need help with another fund manager, please call Christina Traister at 207-774-1822 ext. 231 or email

Questions? Contact our Advancement Office at (207) 774-1822, ext. 231 or email

2020 Impact Report

MHS members and donors make our work possible. View our 2020 Impact Report for an overview of recent projects and accomplishments fueled by philanthropic support.