— Upcoming Events —

 

Please join us!

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



Wednesday, April 10 – 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. This tour will mark the anniversary of the USS Thresher.

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 prepaid/non-refundable.

=>   You must pre-register for this event by April 3.

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

To board the bus on April 10, a drivers license or US citizen ID is required.


Wednesday, April 10 – from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Opening Day
We will open on Wednesdays & Saturdays
  — at the Museum

During the winter, we close for renovations and new exhibits. Our next quarterly meeting is in March. We will re-open for two days a week in April and May.

If you are doing historical research, or have questions and suggestions, please contact us. We're still here during the winter.

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 2019 at the Museum! Check out our new displays, including "Souvenirs from the Shipyard" and more.


Wednesday, April 24 — from 5:00 to 6:30 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, 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 9 — from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

"Sinking of the Squalus"
presented by Bob Gray, President of the Society
  — at the Museum

This May is the 80th anniversary of the sinking of the USS Squalus off the Isles of Shoals. Twenty-six men were lost that day, but thirty-three survivors were eventually rescued from the sunken submarine.

Come to learn what led to the loss of the Squalus, the amazing rescue of the survivors, and the recovery and recommissioning of that submarine.

Bob Gray is a lifelong resident of Kittery. He was educated in Kittery schools, served in the Coast Guard, married his high school sweetheart, and worked as an industrial automation engineer. Now retired, he volunteers at the Museum, and is president of the Kittery Historical and Naval Society.

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).


Thursday, May 23 — from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

"Wreck of the #3666"
presented by Eric Reuter
  — at the Museum

Eighty years ago, in 1939, the #3666 went into the Piscataqua River. The front wheels of the wreck were recently recovered, and they now sit outside the Museum.

In this presentation, Eric Reuter will talk about what happened that fateful night.

Eric is a Kittery native and enthusiastic railroad photographer and historian. He has spent years researching the timelines, equipment, structures and other minutiae of the railroads that have served the Seacoast region. Eric was instrumental in developing the new #3666 Train Wheel exhibit on display outside the Museum.

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!