he Brick Store Museum, celebrating local history, art and culture year-round, will mark the dual bicentennials of the State of Maine and the Town of Kennebunk this year. The Museum recently received a major grant from the Maine Humanities Council to fund its Century Saturdays Program, which kicks off May 2nd with “16th Century Saturday.”
The Century Saturdays Program will run once a month (on a Saturday) from May through October, ending on October 12th with 21st Century Saturday to ask the community “where do we go from here?” The Museum has planned an immersive experience for visitors to get the chance to see, smell, taste, hear and touch the different centuries that led us to the present. Timing perfectly with Maine and Kennebunk’s dual Bicentennial celebrations this year, this six-month programming schedule allows visitors and locals alike to explore our shared history in a new way. Studying one century per month allows for easy compare and contrast, observation of change, and a focused discussion about social systems and everyday life in Maine over hundreds of years.
May 2: 16th Century Saturday
June 6: 17th Century Saturday
July 17: 18th Century Dinner (tickets available soon!)
July 18: 18th Century Saturday
August 8: 19th Century Saturday
September 26: 20th Century Saturday
October 17: 21st Century Saturday
Click on the buttons below to find the century portals!