— Upcoming Events —

 

Please join us!

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



Wednesday, October 24 (CHANGE) – 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 $10.00.

=>   You must pre-register for this event by October 17.

To register, please call the Museum (207-439-3080) or stop in during open hours. For EACH person registered, we will need: Full Name, State of Residence, Date of Birth, Citizenship, and Phone Number. (If you leave your name and phone number, we will call you back for complete information.)

To board the bus on October 24, a drivers license or US citizen ID is required.


Thursday, October 18 — from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

"Kittery's Grand Hotels"
thru Kittery Adult Education
  — at the Museum

Around the turn of the 20th century, Kittery was a booming tourist destination boasting five Grand Hotels. This presentation will take you back to the romance of spending the summer on the breezy banks of the Piscataqua River in Victorian style. Discover what made these hotels different from each other. This session will also examine what caused the demise of this "Grand" era in our town's history.

See www.kittery.maineadulted.org for more information. Course fee applies. Call 207-439-5896 to register.



Thursday, November 8 — from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

"Exploring Your Kittery Roots"
thru Kittery Adult Education
  — at the Museum

This workshop will help you discover your ancestors in Kittery. Resources from the Kittery Historical & Naval Museum will be made available to research your relatives. This is meant to get you started in finding your family from Kittery.

We will discuss digital online resources for more extensive genealogy, as well suggestions on how to find your relatives who are not from Kittery. Please bring the name of a relative from Kittery, as well as a notebook and pencil. We will do our best to help find your roots.

See www.kittery.maineadulted.org for more information. Course fee applies. Call 207-439-5896 to register.



Thursday, Friday, Saturday - December 6, 7, 8 — all day

Annual Holiday Open House
Cheers!
  — at the Museum

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.

Special events are planned for Saturday.  So visit the Museum in all its holiday splendor!  See you at the Museum!


Tuesday, December 11 — from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

"A Holly Jolly Holiday with Ida"
actually... with Susan Poulin
  — at Kittery Lions Club

Join Ida, "the funniest woman in Maine," as she celebrates the holidays with stories and reminiscences of Christmas time in the tiny town of Mahoosuc Mills, Maine.

Ida just loves Christmas, and she has the inside scoop on everything: the Not-So-Secret Santa plan, the do's and don'ts of Holiday decorating, and more!

Come hear what Charlie and the boys are up to this year! Prepare to be dazzled by Ida's latest craft project with her pals, the Women Who Run With the Moose. Banish your bah-humbugs and find that twinkle in your eye by laughing with Ida!

PS: Ida is the brain-child of award-winning writer and performer Susan Poulin. Selected by Portland Magazine as one of the "Ten Most Intriguing People in Maine," Susan has been creating and touring her original theatrical productions since 1992. As her alter-ego Ida, Susan writes the popular Maine humor blog and podcast, "Just Ask Ida." She is also the author of "Finding Your Inner Moose: Ida LeClair's Guide to Living the Good Life" and "The Sweet Life: Ida LeClair's Guide to Love and Marriage" published by Islandport Press. Her newest project is a talk show "The View From He'ah" hosted by Ida. For more, visit: idaswebsite.com

This is also our quarterly membership meeting.



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!