Collections & Resources


History Room Collections Overview

Patten Free Library Special Collections

Digital Resources and Databases

Ancestry Library: Learn how to get started with Ancestry here

NewspaperArchive (click here for remote access): Learn how to get started with NewspaperArchive here

Bath Daily Times Community History Archive: 1860-1909. Learn how to get started with the Bath Daily Times here

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Digital Collections & Exhibits

History Room on-the-go: Poetry of the Past

Bath, ME: A Brief Walk Through History – This online walking tour of historic Bath buildings is based on the notes for Levi Peterson Lemont’s 1870s “An Historic Walking Tour of Bath.” It was created by Jack Martin in 2019 using ArcGIS StoryMaps, a free online mapping tool accessible on your desktop or mobile device.

How’s Your Week Going? Archiving Your COVID-19 Stories

Maine Memory Network

Patten Free Library on Maine Memory Network

William King Exhibit

Maine Community Heritage Project – Bath’s Historic Downtown

Research Guides

Research Guide: House Histories

Research Guide: Genealogy

Genealogy Resource Roundup

Vertical Files: Family Histories & Genealogies (PDF)

History of Sagadahoc County: Nine Towns and One City (PDF)

Other Resources

Bath Historical Society

Mid-Coast Historical Societies

History Room Hours & Staff

History Room Hours

Tuesday-Friday 12 PM – 4 PM

Saturday 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