All events are free and open to the public (unless otherwise noted).
Once again, the Museum will be hosting its annual Holiday Open House, each day from 10 am to 4 pm.
This year, our three-day celebration will include a silent auction and a raffle.
The ever-popular bake sale will take place during the entire event... just in time for your holiday visitors.
Open House is FREE admission. Our Gift Shop will also be open, with many items 20% off. Stop by to say "hello" and browse for gifts with a local flair.
Visit the Museum in all its holiday splendor! See you at the Museum!
Join us to hear Ramblin' Richard provide an evening of songs and stories. His program will have the most memorable and beloved secular Christmas songs. Along with singing the songs, accompanying himself on three instruments, he will tell why the songs are so special and how they became so.
Richard's songs span many years and include American popular music from the 1930s into the 1960s, along with music from Broadway and motion pictures, and some traditional folk, old-time, Gospel, and patriotic tunes, as well. Richard accompanies himself on several acoustic instruments, including guitar, banjo, and ukulele.
His stories relate to the songs — how they came to be, what was happening in the world when they were popular, and what may not be apparent about them. The stories are told in an interesting, "... the rest of the story" manner.
A retired professor, Ramblin' Richard has a relaxed, comfortable and casual rapport with his audiences. A seasoned musician and member of the New England Foundation for the Arts, he studied American folk music as a graduate student. He was in a group that opened for the Beach Boys and the Lettermen, and this Seacoast New Hampshire musician has provided music for the sound track of a motion picture. Several of his songs are found on CD, including a Christmas CD.
This is also our Quarterly Membership Meeting.
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!