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Tuesday, May 14: Fort Williams stories from Cliff Eaton and the Annual Meeting 

Meeting at 6:30 in Thomas Memorial Library

This meeting will feature a showing of a video prepared by Cliff Eaton and his son. Cliff served at Fort Williams in the 1940s. The video is a first-person account of his life at Fort Williams. Cliff was a photographer and many of his personal photos will be shown.


This is also our annual meeting and 

light refreshments will be served.

Our 2024 annual fundraising is happening now. Please give generously!

The New Home of the

Cape Elizabeth Historical Preservation Society:

After much planning and work, the move from the Cape Elizabeth Police Department to Fort Williams was completed on October 6, 2022. Our deepest thanks to all the members and volunteers who helped! We are now open Monday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 to noon.

We are also busy creating two new endeavors. A Cape Elizabeth Town Museum and a Fort Williams Museum. Both will feature dioramas created by Bob Dodd. We are excited to be able to display many of our fascinating holdings and to share more information about our town. 

Please become a member to help us preserve and promote interest in Cape's fascinating past. Members' benefits include lectures, outings, and the Society's newsletter, "The Keeper," which highlights treasures from our archives. The annual membership fee is only $25.00, and is due the first of September. Click here for a membership form.

If you would like to make a donation by check or credit card, please click here to go to our donation page.

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.


Telephone: 207-808-8127

Mail: Cape Elizabeth Historical Preservation Society

1000 Shore Road

Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107