— Upcoming Events —

 

Please join us!

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

Members are always admitted free! To join the Society, click PARTICIPATE.



Wednesday, February 12 — at 7:00 pm

"Kittery Through Douglas Armsden's Lens"
presented by the Museum
at Kittery Community Center (STAR Theatre)

Douglas Armsden was a photographer who lived in Kittery Point until his death in 2009. Much of Armsden's photography highlighted the local surrounding area. He also documented his years in the service, photographing the Pacific during WWII. His work has been seen in "Down East" and "Profiles" magazines. Now, his amazing photos have been donated in his memory by his family.

Admission is free, but due to limited seating, please register in advance by calling KCC at 207-439-3800.



Thursday, March 5 — at 6:00 pm

"Maine's Bicentennial"
presented by Bob Gray, Society President
at Traip Academy

March 15, 2020, marks the 200th anniversary of Maine's separation from Massachusetts, when we became the 23rd state of the union.

Come and find out how and why Maine was part of Massachusetts to begin with... and also how and why we separated and became a state.

Now, we may take it for granted, but way back then, it was controversial.

Register through Kittery Adult Education. One session. Course fee: $12.

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).


Tuesday, March 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 — room to be assigned.



Wednesday, April 15 — from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Open for the season (probable)
two days weekly in April and May
  — at the Museum

Stop by and check out our displays on Wednesday or Saturday! If you are doing historical research, please call. We're sometimes here on other days.

Better yet, please sign up as a member of the Society ... or apply to volunteer at the Museum. We'll be glad to provide more information.

See you in 2020 at the Museum!
 


Wednesday, April 29 — from 5:30 to 7:00 pm

"Kittery Volunteer Expo"
Meet-and-greet session
  — at Kittery Community Center

This is a good time to renew your membership and become a volunteer at the Museum. What we do is easy, it keeps history alive, and the Museum is fascinating.

Want to know more? Let's talk at the Volunteer Expo.

Please drop by at the Kittery Community Center. We'll see you there!



Thursday, May 21 — at 6:00 pm

"Kittery's Grand Hotels"
presented by Kim Sanborn, Museum Director
at the Museum

Around the turn of the 20th century, old Kittery was a booming tourist destination, and it boasted five "grand hotels," all very popular.

Imagine the romance of spending the warm summer on the breezy banks of the Piscataqua River or on Appledore Island in Victorian style.

Discover what made these hotels different from each other, and what eventually caused the demise of this "grand" era in our town's history.

Register through Kittery Adult Education. One session. Course fee: $12.

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).



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!