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POINTS OF INTEREST

WELLS PUBLIC LIBRARY Dedicated in 1979 the library houses 44,000 titles in multiple formats.  The library provides free access to the Internet as well as wireless access.  During the year, the library offers weekly programs for all ages.  The summer reading programs offer incentives and special events for residents and vacationers.  The "Friends of the Wells Public Library" sponsors an on-going book sale, an annual summer book sale, fall craft show an many other events.  646-8181

WELL OGUNQUIT CENTER AT MOODY (Senior Center) welcomes both residents and non residents 50 years or older and is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  The Center offers educational sessions, exercise, health programs, social events and games.  646-7775

POINTS OF HISTORICAL INTEREST

MEETINGHOUSE MUSEUM The Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit maintains this Nationally Registered building at the site of the original meetinghouse, located on Route 1.  Artifacts, memorabilia and genealogies of the early Wells and Ogunquit residents provide insight relative to our early historic seacoast community.    646-4775

SCHOOLHOUSE DIVISION NO. 9  The schoolhouse was built by the Town of Wells between 1899-1901 on a half acre of land at a total cost of $848.72.  The town restored the site in 1976.  It stands today as it did over 100 years ago.  The Schoolhouse is open to the public in July and August on Thursdays from 1:30 - 4:00pm.  The Schoolhouse is located on Route 9 about 5 miles from Route 109.

BRIDGE OF FLOWERS AT WEBHANNET FALLS PARK  A joint endeavor of the Webhannet Garden Club and the Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit, recognizes the site where Edmund Littlefield established the first permanent mills on the banks of the Webhannet River in 1640-1641.  It is located on Route 1 just south of the Coast Village Inn & Cottages.

LOCAL MONUMENTS

STORER PARK Commemorates the battle between the French Indians and Wells early residents.  This small park is on Route 1 adjacent to the Garrison Suites.

North of Howe's Floor Store on the east side of Route 1, a marker sits at the site of Col. John Wheelwright's Garrison at "Town End'.  It was from there that Esther Wheelwright was captured by Indians and taken to Canada.