— Upcoming Events —

 

Please join us!

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



Thursday, September 28 — from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Two-Museum Bus Tour
with Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
  — at the Museum

Once 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 fills up quickly, so reserve your spot today!

You must pre-register for this event by calling 207-439-3080. We need each person's name for registration. Maximum 28 people. Cost is $5.00. A driver's license or US citizen ID is required to board the bus.



Saturday, October 7 — from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

"The Kittery Connection"
Fall Historical Symposium
  — at Kittery Lions Club

This special event will feature four diverse talks on little-known aspects of Kittery's history! Click here to see the full poster.

Our expert speakers are:

– Eric Reuter: "Trains & Trolleys of Kittery"

– Kerry Vaultrot: "Architectural Highlights of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard"

– Patricia Wall: "Lives of Consequence"

– Roxie Zwicker: "Stones, Stories and Superstitions of New England"

The topics are fascinating and informative. Lunch will be provided.

Register today by calling the Museum: 207-439-3080. There is a fee for this event. Tickets are $15.00 for Members/In-Advance or $20.00 at the door.


Monday, October 16 — from 6:00 to 7:30 pm

"General Mark Wentworth and Kittery's Other Civil War Heroes"
presented by Kim Sanborn, Director of the Museum
  — at the Museum

Did you know that Kittery played an important role in the Civil War? This presentation will highlight the life and career of Kittery native General Mark Wentworth. As a beloved resident and doctor — and a respected military hero — his legacy endures in Kittery today.

This session will also cover the Medal of Honor that 24 of our local veterans earned while serving in the Union Army. We will mention the role of Fort McClary and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in the Civil War, as well.

Our speaker is Kim Sanborn, who is Director of the Kittery Historical & Naval Museum. There is also an exhibit about "Kittery in the Civil War" at the Museum now.

This program — celebrating Kittery's historical heroes — will be presented as a Kittery Adult Education course. The program will be one session, held at the Kittery Historical & Naval Museum. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Museum.

Register through Kittery Adult Education. Course fee: $10.

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 that are consistent with our mission. Thanks for participating in the Museum!