Kennebunk’s Bicentennial

Kennebunk became a town on June 24, 1820, after splitting from neighboring Wells. In that same year, Maine became a state thanks to the Missouri Compromise.

To celebrate the Town’s 200th Birthday in 2020, the Town of Kennebunk has put together a committee to plan specific activities. The Brick Store Museum is part of this committee, and looks forward to honoring over 200 years of history and change during the celebrations.

This page will be updated with news and updates about the bicentennial celebrations.

To learn more about the Bicentennial Committee, please visit the Town of Kennebunk site.


Bicentennial Exhibition: “Perspectives|2020”

The Brick Store Museum is celebrating the Town of Kennebunk’s Bicentennial in 2020 through an art/history mash-up exhibition of historic artifacts and archival materials in the Museum’s collections  interwoven with contemporary artists’ visions of Kennebunk today. Over 60 local artists have been selected to participate in the show, which is supported in part by a Maine200 Bicentennial Grant.

While Museum staff is continually reassessing the current schedule as information about COVID-19 becomes available, we are currently planning that the exhibition will open on its scheduled date of June 24, 2020.

For participating artists: You have been sent an email containing directions for drop-off. Please let us know if you did not receive this communication (sent 4/7/2020), or if you have any questions, by emailing

You will find the required forms here: Artwork Information Sheet and Artwork Loan Form. Both must be filled out and ready to hand in with your artwork.