2017 Events


Saturday, December 2
Christmas Tea

Holiday Tea at Old York A holiday tradition! Old York presents this annual event in historic Jefferds Tavern, with fine organic teas generously provided by White Heron Tea and Coffee in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, accompanied by homemade desserts, fireside tables, and festive decorations. Talented silhouette artist Leona Hosack will be in house to hand cut profile portraits from life. 12–4 pm Tickets: $10 adults, $5 children (ages 5–14, under 5 free) Available at the door (no advance purchase). Jefferds Tavern, 3 Lindsay Road, York, ME 03909

Friday, December 8, 6pm
6th Annual Whisky Tasting

Peter Blyberg Whiskey Taster Whisky connoisseur Peter Blyberg returns to share his passion for Scotch whisky—this year highlighting 4 single malt whiskies. Chef Bill Irish of the catering firm, For the Love of Food and Drink, will be at the hearth making delicious nibbles over the fire, designed to complement the selected whiskies. The menu includes the ever-popular Cullen skink (traditional Scottish smoked haddock chowder). Bill has a passion for historic re-enacting and has cooked at events at Colonial Williamsburg, Mount Vernon, and Monticello.

The tasting takes place in historic Jefferds Tavern, with fireside tables and festive decorations. Tickets: $45 / $40 members Reservations required. Jefferds Tavern, 3 Lindsay Road, York, ME 03909

Friday, December 15, 7pm
Yuletide Concert with Great Bay Sailor

Great Bay Sailor at Old York Historical Society

Join us for a celebration of the hidden sounds of the season. Great Bay Sailor's Yuletide repertoire is comprised of songs found in the traditions of such diverse settings as isolated Irish village churches, English pubs, the mountain cabins of Appalachia, Hebridean households, Canadian social clubs, and the creative genius of contemporary bards and songwriters. This is Christmas as you have never heard before!

Great Bay Sailor is composed of singers Bruce MacIntyre, Steve Carrigan and Mike Blaire, fiddle player Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki, multi-instrumentalist Taylor Whiteside, and noted Nashville strings man, Jim Prendergast. The band is known for its eclectic repertoire of maritime ballads, Irish and Scottish music, and ol' timey songs and tunes. Their rollicking, romantic, bitter-sweet, and soul-soothing music is guaranteed to get your toes tapping.

2018 Events


Saturday, January 6, 6pm
Twelfth Night Tavern Dinner
Guest chefs from Cliff House Maine, Cape Neddick, cook up a festive winter feast, celebrating the last day of the Christmas season. This is a dinner not to be missed! Support for this event is generously provided by Bernie & KLK - Benefits and Insurance. Tickets: $65 / $60 members Reservations required. Tickets are on SALE now! NOTE: The menu will be posted closer to the event.

The Bulman Bed Hangings

The Bulman Bed Hangings at Museums of Old York, Maine

The Bulman Bed hangings are the crown jewel of our collection, and are widely considered a national treasure. The Museum has recently received a grant from the Coby Foundation to have the bed hangings professionally stabilized and conserved in preparation for installation in the Remick Gallery.

We will be telling the fascinating history of the bed hangings through a series of posts on our blog, introducing readers to the talented team of experts involved in the project, as well as documenting the conservation and reinstallation process, and sharing new findings. Please join us on this incredible journey by reading our first post and signing up to follow the blog.

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