2018 Events


Winter events at Old York Historical Society


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.


  • Holiday Wassail (cider)
  • Cauliflower Soup with anchovy-kale pesto
  • Cider Cured Trout with orange, fennel salet, horseradish jelly, and brown-butter hazelnuts
  • Braised Lamb Shoulder with minted-smashed peas, rosemary fondant potatoes, heirloom carrots, and shaved lamb prosciutto, served with anadama bread and sorghum butter
  • Twelfth Night Cake


More Upcoming Winter Events

Wednesday, January 31, 6 pm A Crash Course in Historic Wallpaper Peggy Wishart, Collections Manager, Old York Historical Society

February, date TBA Inspired by History: Innovative New Traditional Gardens Lucinda Brockway, Historic Landscape Specialist and Cultural Resources Program Director for The Trustees of Reservations, and owner of Past Designs, Kennebunk, Maine

Wednesday, March 28, 6 pm Taverns, Ales, and Alcohol in Early Maine Emerson W. Baker, Professor of History, Salem State University

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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