History Room

About Us

The Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room supports Patten Free Library’s mission to preserve local history by collecting, preserving, and making available published and original materials pertaining to the history of Maine and Sagadahoc County.

We help patrons learn about life in the Library’s member communities by providing research assistance and instruction, collaborating with local schools and organizations, and presenting celebrated public programming both in person and online.

Summer Hours

The History Room will be open for temporary, summer hours from Monday, April 24 through Tuesday, September 5, 2023:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday – Friday: 12-4

Saturday: 12-4 (10-1 Memorial Day to Labor Day)


The History Room will not be accepting any donations of archival materials during Summer 2023 while the Archivist is on parental leave. We encourage you to hold on to your collections until September 2023.

If you are visiting temporarily and have limited time to find a new home for your items, please feel welcome reach out to the appropriate local historical society to offer your material during this time:

Bath Historical Society: info@bathhistorical.org

West Bath Historical Society: westbathhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Woolwich Historical Society: whs@gwi.net

Georgetown Historical Society: georgetownhistorical@gmail.com



History Room Hours & Staff

Temporary Summer Hours (April 24-September 5)

Tuesday-Friday 12 PM – 4 PM

Saturday 12 PM – 4 PM (Memorial Day to Labor Day 10 AM – 1 PM)

Closed Sundays and Mondays.


207-443-5141 x 1018

Mary Kate Kwasnik, Archivist & Special Collections Librarian

Jack Martin, Reference Librarian


Photo Gallery

History Room Photo Gallery