Street Address
83 Main Rd South
Hampden, ME 04444
Mailing Address
PO Box 456
Hampden, ME 04444
phone: 207-862-2027
e-mail: jlondon@tds.net
web: www.hampdenmaine.com
Hours
April through October
Tuesday10 AM - 4 PM
or by Appointment
Admissions
The Hampden Historical Society meets the 4th Monday of each month (March through November) at 7:00 p.m. at the Kinsley Home.
Staff

Description

The John Hampden Society was formed in 1992 to honour the 17th centuryEnglish parliamentarian after whom the town of Hampden was named in 1794. In August 1994 eight members of the Society were guests at the Bicentennial Celebrations, and strong links have been forged between Hampden Historical Society and the John Hampden Society.

John Hampden became famous for opposing King Charles I's illegal Ship Money tax, and was one of the architects of parliamentary democracy in England. Hampden (Maine) is one of a dozen towns throughout the world named after the man known to history as 'The Patriot'.

Membership is open to all persons and organizations interested in preserving, researching or learning about the history of Hampden, Maine.

Mission

The purpose of Hampden Historical Society shall be to bring together those people interested in history and especially in the history of Hampden and the surrounding area. Understanding the history of our community is basic to our democratic way of life, gives us a better understanding of our state and nation, and promotes a better appreciation of our American Heritage.

History

The purpose of Hampden Historical Society shall be to bring together those people interested in history and especially in the history of Hampden and the surrounding area. Understanding the history of our community is basic to our democratic way of life, gives us a better understanding of our state and nation, and promotes a better appreciation of our American Heritage.