— Upcoming Events —

 

Please join us!

Our events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

June is membership month! Please fill out your renewal envelope and send it in today. Want to become a member? Click PARTICIPATE for benefits and a membership form.



Tuesday, June 11 — at 7:00 pm

"Murder in Kittery"
Bob Gray
  — at Kittery Lions Club, 117 State Road

While none have been featured on "CSI" or "Criminal Minds", Kittery has had its share of notorious murders in its long history. Come hear the tales of foul murder committed by drunken fiends and other ne'er-do-wells.

A lifelong resident of Kittery, Bob served in the Coast Guard and married his high school sweetheart. Later, he worked as an industrial automation engineer, and is currently retired. As well as volunteering at the Museum, Bob is also President of the Kittery Historical & Naval Society.

This is also our quarterly membership meeting.


Saturday, June 15 — from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Kittery Block Party
We'll be there! (museum closed)
  — all over Kittery Foreside

Stop by our booth and say "Hello." This is a good chance to join us and explore Kittery's history. After all, we are the oldest town in Maine! And Maine's 200th is early next year.

It's easy to sign up as a member of the Museum. You'll benefit in several ways (like free admission). What a deal!

We'll also have books, videos and souvenirs for sale. We feature stories about topics related to Kittery. During the year, we've had some fabulous presentations by local authors. Now you can get your own copy while they last. Bring your summer visitors to learn more about Kittery!

(The Museum will be closed this day.)


Thursday, June 20 – 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 June 13.

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 June 20, a drivers license or US citizen ID is required.


Saturday, June 29 — at 9:00 am

"Independence Celebration"
with Thresher Memorial Park
  — at the Museum

This year, Kittery will kick off the week of Independence Day celebrations with a special event in Memorial Park (beside Town Hall).

Native son "Gen. William Whipple" himself will give a reading from the Declaration of Independence, which he signed in 1776. Born in Kittery in 1730, Whipple went on to become a merchant sea captain, a brigadier general in the New Hampshire militia, and a member of the Continental Congress. He was the only native Mainer to sign the Declaration of Independence.

The Piscataqua Junior Fife & Drum Corps and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Color Guard will also take part in the ceremony.

A public reception will be held at the neighboring Kittery Historical & Naval Museum following the event. Refreshments will be available. The Museum will be open all day until 4 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!