The Foss Mansion
The Woman's Literary Union
The Woman's Literary Union of Androscoggin County was organized in 1892, part of the nationwide movement of the age of the 'new woman.' This local chapter of the WLU was incorporated in 1902 and belonged to the Maine Federation of Women's Clubs. In 1915 and 1916, members of the WLU contributed to two Maine history books compiled by Maine Club Women and published by the Lewiston Journal Company.
The WLU owned and met in the Squire Edward Little House on Main Street up until 1941, when they were given the Horatio Foss Mansion by bequest of WLU member Ella Foss.