— Upcoming Events —

 

Please join us!

All events are free and open to the public (unless otherwise noted).


Friday, June 30 — at 11:00 am

Calling all Kids!
presented by The Gundalow Company
  — at the Museum

Take a trip though time with the Gundalow Company!

Explore the Piscataqua Region with stories, activities and crafts. Using models and maps, learn about the historical role of the Gundalow on our rivers.

Find out about the amazing network of waterways outside our doors. Read some books about the river, including marine life in the waters.

Test your skills as a sailor by tying some knots, building your own Gundalow model, and designing plankton.

This special free event is for kids, ages 6-12.



Saturday, July 15 — from 7:30 to 11:00 am

Pancake Breakfast
presented by the Kittery Lions Club!
  — at Kittery Lions Club, 117 State Road

Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, baked beans, and toast.
Coffee, tea, milk, and orange juice.

ADULTS — $7.00   /   CHILDREN — $3.00

NET PROCEEDS AND DONATIONS TO BENEFIT: KITTERY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM

 


Sunday, July 16 — from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Kittery Community Market
Look for our booth and exhibits
  — Post Office Square, Kittery Center Village

Here's a chance to stop by our booth and say "Hello." We always have an enjoyable time at the Kittery Block Party (in June) and the Kittery Community Market (in July and August).

Join us to explore Kittery's history. Become a member today to participate in the Museum. We will also have local books and souvenir items for sale. Bring your summer visitors along!

 


Tuesday, July 18 — at 7:00 pm

"The Castle: Stories of Portsmouth Naval Prison"
presented by Neil Novello
  — at Kittery Lions Club, 117 State Road

=== Repeat event! ===

This was so popular in June that we are doing it again in July! History rocks!

The old Prison at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard holds a special fascination for many people. From guards to inmates, civilian or servicemen, they all have a story to tell about this institution.

Neil Novello collected many stories about what happened at "The Castle" and he has produced a video anthology about the history of the Portsmouth Naval Prison. For this presentation, he will show historical photos and video clips from three periods in the prison's history: World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War. Although the Naval Prison closed in 1974, the building still stands today, overlooking the Piscataqua River in Kittery, Maine.

Mr. Novello is an award-winning lecturer and local filmmaker. For more about his work, see www.novellospeaks.com.



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 that are consistent with our mission. Thanks for participating in the Museum!