Maine History is the only periodical devoted to scholarship on the history of Maine, and is a peer-reviewed publication. It is published twice a year, in January and July, by the Maine Historical Society in cooperation with the Department of History at the University of Maine. A subscription to Maine History is one of the benefits of membership in MHS.
Volume I, Number 1, of the MHS Quarterly Newsletter appeared in June 1961. The following January the Society announced that future issues would appear quarterly in February, May, August, and November. For the next eight years the society maintained that schedule. The content consisted of Society news, lists of new members, news of other historical societies, recent writings on Maine history in books, periodicals, and newspapers; recent additions to the Society's library; and suggested readings in Maine history. Book reviews appeared from time to time.
In summer 1969 the Newsletter became a scholarly journal. The first issue of the new journal appeared as Maine Historical Society Newsletter, Volume 9, Number 1. Four years later the journal's name was changed to Maine Historical Society Quarterly, and its name changed once more in 1994 to Maine History.
See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.