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– Events –

In 2023, you're invited...

Members are admitted free to events at the Museum (excludes KAE). To become a Member, click here.

Tuesday, March 28 — at 7:00 pm

Annual Members Meeting
and monthly Trustees Meeting
  — at Kittery Community Center

We will be electing officers and trustees, and forming committees. We'll also hear brief reports on the year past, and get an outlook for the coming season.

All members are invited to attend!
    (By the way, members are always welcome to attend our monthly Trustee meetings, usually on the fourth Tuesday.)

Wednesday, April 19 — from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Opening for the Season
(Wednesdays and Saturdays)
  — at the Museum

Please visit, then join us as a member of the Society. Admission is always free for members.

Want to be a volunteer at the Museum? What we do is easy and fascinating. (See next event.)


Saturday, April 22 — from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

"Come On Down" Open House
free admission (today only)
  — at the Museum

Local residents — What is it like behind the scenes at the Museum? Come in, have a look around, and talk with our staff. We'll explain how it works and explore volunteer opportunities with you.

The Museum preserves and displays the history of Kittery, from its earliest days to the recent past. We rely on our friends and neighbors to convey the stories that define our community. Here's a chance to learn how you can participate, too!


Thursday, April 27 — at 6:30 pm

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

For many years – before it became a great town park – Fort Foster protected our harbor. Learn about its multitude of armaments, bunkers and buildings, as well as the people who were part of this historic site. To attend, please register with Kittery Adult Education. Course fee: $20.

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).

Note: This lecture is followed by a walking tour on Saturday, April 29, which is a separate event. The tour is also offered by Kittery Adult Education. For more details, see their on-line catalog.


Wednesday, May 3 — from 5:00 to 6:30 pm

"Community First Non-Profit Fair"
with Museum staff
  — at Kittery Community Center (Star Theatre)

Did you miss our Open House in April? Here is a second chance... an easy way to explore being a member, a docent, or a volunteer with the Society and Museum.

Learn what's happening and how to participate in the neighborhood that is Kittery. Along with other non-profits, we will offer information about volunteer opportunities and new ways to connect. Share your skills and talents... find a passion for Kittery history. Just drop in!


Monday, May 15, through Thursday, August 31

"Capturing Kittery 1930s to 1990s"
presented by the Museum
  — at Kittery Community Center (Morgan Gallery)

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 to the Gallery is free.

This exhibit – generously underwritten by Kennebunk Savings Bank – will be up all summer. For more information, see our Spring 2023 newsletter, which was sent to all members of the Society.


Saturday, June 17 — 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 explore Kittery's history. We'll also have books, souvenirs, and other items for sale.

Bring your summer visitors to learn more about Kittery! After all, we are the oldest town in Maine!

Note: The Museum will be closed this day.


And more to come

Enjoy the Spring and Summer
by visiting with us
  — at the Museum!

See events and hours listed above. Please stay tuned for upcoming events in the Fall.


We are about Kittery history

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 consistent with our mission.
Thanks for supporting the Museum!