Welcome to the Bath Historical Society

Gas Stations on Vine Street prior to the viaduct being built

BHS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting interest in the history and heritage of Bath, Maine: The City of Ships. Our headquarters are in the Sagadahoc History and Genealogy Room on the second floor of the Patten Free Library at 33 Summer Street in Bath. We provide financial and volunteer support to the History Room, collect photographs, documents and ephemera related to Bath, and present programs about people, places and events in Bath history.  We invite you to join us in exploring our rich heritage on this website, at our programs and in the History Room.

Bath Historical Society Mission Statement
 β€œTo support the Sagadahoc History and Genealogy Room of the Patten Free Library and conduct historical research and educational programs which help preserve the history of Bath, Maine.”


The 2023 Bath Historical Society calendar will be on sale soon. Look for it at Mockingbird Bookshop, Wilson’s Drug Store, the Library Bookstore, Main Street Design, Lisa Marie’s Made in Maine, the Bath Sweet Shoppe, the Patten Free Library’s Circulation desk and Sagadahoc History and Genealogy Room.

You may still order a copy of the 2022 calendar directly by clicking the Purchase button below.

The images in the 2022 calendar are all from recently acquired Hatch studio Steroviews of Bath. We were able to purchase these images due to support of our members. Many of these images had not been seen before by the current board, and represent a wonderful cross section of Bath images. Thank You!

Purchase Calendar