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Welcome to the Hampden Historical Society

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.

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