The Brick Store Museum, celebrating local history, art and culture year-round, marked the dual bicentennials of the State of Maine and the Town of Kennebunk in 2020 through virtual century portals that offered online exhibits, activities, recorded lectures, and more.
To support this initiative, the Museum received a major grant from the Maine Humanities Council, with additional support from the Maine Bicentennial Commission.
The Century Saturdays Program originally premiered from May through October 2020. These portals offer 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.
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.
Click on the buttons below to find the century portals!