Check out the New Home of the

Cape Elizabeth Historical Preservation Society:

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

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

Latest News: 

We are now open 

Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Monday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 to noon

Public Access to our digitized collections! For our Online Collection, click here. We have uploaded over 16,400 image files. 

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


The annual membership dues are only $25.00, and are 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 or pay your dues 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