The Scarborough Historical Society collects, preserves, and makes available to the public many of its collections. Our holdings include books, pamphlets, diaries, letters, photographs, maps, town records, scrapbooks, audio/video recordings, microfilms, and ephemera. Our research collections are particularly strong focusing on Scarborough, Cumberland and York counties, and Maine.

Main Room

Bookcase 1

Includes books that are in our large bookcase.

Bookcase 1 – Back

Annual Reports for the Town of Scarborough. 

Lateral File Cabinet #1

Binders, notebooks, and yearbooks of genealogical and historical interest. Includes table.


Maps of interest regarding Scarborough, Maine.

Surname Files

Research files based upon the surnames of individuals. Many of the files also include pointers to associated names and documents.

Annual Reports

Annual Reports for the Town of Scarborough. 


Scarborough Historical Society and Museum videos available on YouTube.

Middle Room

The “Middle Room” includes many display objects as well as Tax Valuation Books/Ledgers for many years 1848 to 1923. Our Obituary Collection is also located in the Middle Room.

Rear Room

Education Photos

Ephemera Finding Aid

Display Room

Slide Images

Index to the slides available at the Scarborough Historical Museum

Archive Room