Welcome to the Walsh History Center at the Camden Public Library.   Our goal is to care for material of historical significance to the residents of Camden and Rockport.  We have a vast collection of historical photos and documents.  Come browse our newspaper and map collection, trace your roots, or look up your family  in Camden & Rockport high school yearbooks (1896-present)!

New feature: we have added a very helpful “House Research Guide” for those who want to begin a thorough research about their house. The guide has step-by-step information on how to make use of the Knox County Registry of deeds, as well as essential history and links to helpful sources such as Camden’s online tax maps. Click here to download a PDF of the Camden House Research Guide. (Thanks to researcher Jennifer Gromada for compiling the Guide!)





Monday – Friday:
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Call for an appointment, 236-3440

Please remember us when cleaning out your attic!  If you aren’t ready to part with family treasures like photos, letters, and diaries but want to help add to the story of our towns, bring them in and staff can quickly scan them and return them to you, or give you a digital copy in return for originals.

Archival holdings:

  • Camden Garden Club
  • Camden Herald Archives
  • High school yearbooks
  • Historical photographs and postcards
  • Knox Mill collection
  • Local maps
  • Manuscripts
  • Oral histories
  • Blueprints of town-owned properties
  • Town histories and reports
  • Vital records

Contact Information

(207) 236-3440