Our goal at the Museum is to provide educators with the resources they need to provide creative approaches to curriculum standards; and to become actively involved in the educational lives of our young audiences.
Kennebunk’s past comes to life through exhibitions and programs! Programs range from self-guided discovery in our galleries to interdisciplinary programs with our talented staff and volunteers. There is something for every age level to explore here at the Museum!
Student programs at the Museum are always interactive and jam-packed. Learn more about student field trips and programs by visiting Group & Field Trips. Looking for travel assistance? Check out the Maine Arts Commission: Ticket to Ride Program.
Activities, Programs and Resources
Check out the Museum’s Century Saturday online portals where students can dig into local history through video lectures, printable activities, and local narratives.
Digital Learning Center
The Museum’s Digital Learning Center aggregates all of our virtual resources in one place, including an interactive history timeline; recorded lectures; Century Portals (with activities!); online exhibitions; and multimedia.
Lectures & Oral Histories
Please contact the Museum for access to letters, diaries, ship’s journals, maps and more! Many are already digitized and can be e-mailed directly to you for use in your classroom. Please e-mail Leanne Hayden, Collections Manager at email@example.com.
In the Classroom
Museum in Your Classroom!
If you can’t make it to the Brick Store Museum, bring the Museum to your classroom! A Museum educator will arrive with artifacts and histories that supplement your curriculum. We also offer virtual lectures on a variety of topics.
This program is offered for free to RSU 21 classrooms. For those classrooms outside RSU 21, a $25 donation is suggested to cover travel time and expenses for the Museum educator.
Looking for a Museum staff visit for older grades? Check out our Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can help.
Don’t see what you’re looking for? Museum education staff is always happy to work with you to create custom content.
With close to 70,000 items in the Museum collection, we span centuries of history and art in Maine.
Simply contact the Museum team at email@example.com or (207)985-4802 to get the conversation started. We’ll find the best fit on our team and respond accordingly. We look forward to hearing from you!
More to Explore
The High School Senior Book Awards
Did you know that the Museum recognizes graduating KHS seniors for excellence in Art and History each year? Learn more about this award program, and how to create one for your school, by clicking here.
The Museum is proud to offer educators a free membership to the Museum. Their work has lasting effects on students’ abilities to understand the world. Because of their inspirational work, our program launched in 2016 to offer free memberships to all York County teachers.* Not only are our county’s teachers the conduits of knowledge to the next generation of lifelong learners (and museum-goers!), but this small effort for teachers aligns with our commitment to community engagement, personal connections to history and providing access to all.
* The Brick Store Museum will give one individual membership to nursery school through Grade 12 teachers in a public or private school in York County. The benefits of membership are not transferable.
To receive your complimentary teacher’s membership, please provide proof of employment at a public or private school (nursery – grade 12).
Additional Learning Resources
The resources below are not part of the Museum’s offerings, but are important learning resources that the Museum Education Team uses and we are happy to share with you (updated frequently):
Civics & History
- iCivics: free plans and activities to teach history and civics, for parents and teachers
- Educating for American Democracy: inquiry-based content framework for excellence in history and civics for all learners that is organized by major themes and questions. Free!
Wabanaki & Indigenous History & Culture:
- The Wabanaki Collection: quality Wabanaki learning resources for the classroom
- Abbe Museum: Museum education plans, programs and resources
- Native-Land: Interactive indigenous land map and Teacher’s Guide