The town of Hampden has a historical presence that often goes unrecognized. As the birthplace of Dorothea Dix and home of Hannibal Hamlin, Hampden certainly has its claim to historic significance. The Hampden Historical Society seeks to preserve this tradition, as well as the histories of everyday townsfolk. Founded in 1970, the Society's grounds now feature several buildings including the Kinsley House and Hannibal Hamlin's law office, which was moved to the site.
Selected images from Hampden Historical Society:
- Hampden Highlands Post Office, circa 1908
- Upper Corner businesses, Hampden, ca. 1904
- Bridge, Elm Street West, Hampden, 1891
- Wharf of the Boston and Bangor Steamship Company, Hampden, 1916
- Steamship Gypsie, entering the Sowadabscook Stream, circa 1895
- Excursion steamboat Gypsie on the Penobscot River, circa 1895