— Upcoming Events —

 

Please join us!

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


Thursday, May 24 — at 7:00 pm

"History of Fort Foster"
presented by Bob Gray, President of the Society
  — at Kittery Adult Ed

For many years — before it became a great town park — Fort Foster played a large role in protecting our harbor. Learn about its multitude of armaments, bunkers and buildings, as well as the people who were part of this important historic site.
 

To attend, please register through Kittery Adult Education. => Course fee: $8.

To avoid an "online convenience fee," you can register by telephone (207-439-5896) or mail (Kittery Adult Education, 12 Williams Ave, Kittery, ME 03904).



Wednesday, June 6 — at 7:00 pm

"Postcards From The Past"
presented by Kim Sanborn, Director of the Museum
  — at Kittery Community Center

For over one hundred years, Kittery has documented its present — now past — with postcards.

An amazing array of people, places and events have all been memorialized with this method of record keeping. In some cases, we can span generations and compare different time periods.

This presentation will highlight some of Kittery's most memorable sites (and sights). Explore Kittery's history and travel across time through picture postcards.

This talk is part of the STAR Theatre Free Lecture Series. Yes... FREE.


Tuesday, June 12 — at 7:00 pm

"Olde Admiralty Village"
presented by Donald G. Hands
  — at Kittery Lions Club

The Admiralty Village area of Kittery was built in the early 1940's. This presentation will describe why and how it was built.

Also included will be photos recently released by the US Navy, as well as building contractor's records and newspaper articles of the era.

Our speaker, Donald G. Hands, has authored several local historical presentations. He lives in Admiralty Village with his wife, and their dog and cats.

This is also our Quarterly Membership Meeting.


Saturday, June 16 — from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm*

Kittery Block Party
We'll be there!
  — beautiful downtown Kittery

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!

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 and souvenirs for sale. During the year, we feature books and videos about local topics. We've also 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!

* We'll pack up to enjoy the Blockhead party, which lasts into the evening!



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!