Check out the New Home of the

Cape Elizabeth Historical Preservation Society:

The CEHPS collects and preserves historic artifacts and documents, and serves as a resource for information pertaining to Cape Elizabeth history.

Our location at Fort Williams currently houses the Cape Elizabeth History Center and the Fort Williams Museum. Our office and records are also located here. You can tour the two museums or make an appointment to search through our holdings for historical or genealogical information. 

We are now open Monday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 to noon.

Opening soon on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm!

Latest News: 

Public Access to our digitized collections! For our Online Collection, click here. We have uploaded over 14,250 image files. 


Come visit our table at Family Fun Day - Saturday, June 8, 2024    Rain Date: June 9

Stop by our booth to purchase a history book for some summer reading or to get a temporary tattoo! 


Become a member and help us preserve and promote interest in Cape's fascinating past. Members' benefits include:


The annual membership fee is only $25.00, and is due the first of September. If you pay your dues in June - August, your membership will last through the following year.


Click here for a membership form, which can be printed and mailed to us with your check. 

Click here If you would like to make a donation by credit card. Donations of $25 or more include a year membership to CEHPS.

The Cape Elizabeth Historical Preservation Society is a tax exempt 501(c) (3) organization. Donors can deduct contributions they make to us under IRC Section 170. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522.

Email: cehps@capeelizabeth.org  

Telephone: 207-808-8127

Mail: Cape Elizabeth Historical Preservation Society

1000 Shore Road

Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107