— Upcoming Events —


Please join us!

Some events are free and open to the public, while others have an admission charge.

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Tuesday, September 10 — at 7:00 pm

"A Survivor's Story"
presented by Neil Novello
  — at Kittery Community Center (STAR Theatre)

Note => [ General public ADMISSION: $3 ] - [ Society/Museum members: FREE ]

Until his death in 2004, WWII veteran Gerald C. McLees was one of the last living survivors of the USS Squalus sinking.

The Squalus sank on May 23, 1939 during sea trails off the coast of Portsmouth NH. The miraculous rescue of 33 survivors with the McCann Rescue Chamber has become a legendary example of the U.S. Navy's teamwork and ingenuity.

The Museum is proud to premiere Neil Novello's exclusive interview, recorded in 2001 with Gerald C. McLees, about his experience on the USS Squalus.

Neil Novello is an award-winning lecturer and local filmmaker. He has spoken at the Museum before and has previously shown his video, "The Castle: Stories of the Portsmouth Naval Prison" (available on DVD). For more about his work, see www.novellospeaks.com.

Wednesday, September 18 – from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Two-Museum Bus Tour
with Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
  — at the Museum

On the road again! We are partnering with Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to present a "two Museum" tour. We will start at Kittery Historical & Naval Museum, then board the bus to the Navy Yard. The bus will do a perimeter tour of the Yard, including a stop at the PNSY Museum. This tour often fills up quickly, so reserve your spot today! Maximum 28 people. Cost $10 prepaid/non-refundable.

=>   You must pre-register for this event by September 11.

To register, please call the Museum (207-439-3080). Just leave your name and phone number; we will call you back for complete information. For EACH person registered, we will need: Full Name, State of Residence, Date of Birth, Citizenship, and Phone Number.

To board the bus on September 18, a drivers license or US citizen ID is required.

Tuesday, September 24 — at 6:30 pm

Quarterly Membership Meeting
presented by Trustees of K.H.N.S.
  — at Kittery Community Center

The Trustees of the Kittery Historical and Naval Society invite all current members to join in a regular business meeting. Learn and talk about the Society: what we do year-round and how we might do it better. This session is open to members only.

Kittery Community Center — Downstairs Meeting Room 2 at 6:30 pm

We are about Kittery

We seek to create greater awareness of the history of Kittery, its role in American history, and our cultural and maritime heritage. We welcome suggestions for events and exhibits that are consistent with our mission. Thanks for participating in the Museum!