2018 Events


Stories in the Old Schoolhouse 2018 Children’s Summer Program

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Tuesdays at 10:30 am July 3 through August 28

Spend an hour at Old York’s historic York Corner Schoolhouse, hear a story, and afterwards enjoy a related activity, followed by fun and games in the school yard. The program features books that bring history alive, and teach children about life in Maine, New England, and beyond.

Admission: Free

Recommended for children ages 4 to 10. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, so be sure to email Kathleen Shea at programs@oldyork.org, or call 207-363-4974, to reserve your spot!

This program is supported by a generous grant from Kennebunk Savings Bank.

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July 15, 4pm
Annual Meeting of the Members Old York’s annual meeting is open to all members in good standing. Old York Museum Center 3 Lindsay Road, York, Maine Meeting is followed immediately by a reception in Jefferds Tavern.

July 15, 6:30pm

Concert on the Wharf with Great Bay Sailor

Once again, we celebrate the joys of summer and the town’s rich maritime traditions with the seventh annual concert on Hancock Wharf, featuring Great Bay Sailor. This local folk band, based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, performs maritime music from around the globe, including bold and bawdy sea shanties, ballads, jigs and reels—all of which honor the history of life on the water.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket to spread on the wharf, and pack a picnic supper!

John Hancock Wharf
140 Lindsay Road, York, Maine
Rain location: Old York Museum Center, 3 Lindsay Road, York, Maine

Tickets for this event are $18 / $15 members Available online here, or at the venue.

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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