Programs & Events

All programs and events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified.

Featured Events  

Festival of Trees Volunteer Recruitment
Tuesday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. Saco Museum

Interested in Volunteering at the Saco Museum during our 10th annual Festival of Trees? Join us for an informal information and scheduling meeting where we will talk about the volunteer opportunities available, and start scheduling interested people into time slots for different jobs.

At Home in the Victorian Era
June 28th - November 9th
Public opening June 27th 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

"At Home in the Victorian Era" offers a peek into the Victorian home using period furnishings, textiles, and bric-a-brac from the Saco Museum's collection. From entry hall to parlor to dining room, from sitting room to kitchen to bedroom, six room vignettes provide fascinating insights about 19th-century daily domestic life and the power of the ideas that defined the "happy household."

Our Immigrant Ancestors
6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 30th

Max Brandt, native of Saco and scholar, has spent years researching his immigrant ancestors who arrived in Biddeford and Saco from Ireland, England and Germany, 1870-1912. Stories of Max's own ancestors have peaked his interest in learning more about immigrants from diverse countries and cultures, urging him to ask why our immigrant ancestors took the bold steps to leave home for the Saco River area.

10th Annual Festival of Trees
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
November 29th - December 31, 2014

Join us for holiday cheer and decorations at the Saco Museum. Purchase raffle tickets to win trees, wreaths, gifts certificates and more. Bring the whole family and everyone you know to support the Dyer Library Saco Museum during our biggest fundraiser of the year. Festival of Trees is a free event/ exhibit with raffle opportunities and events throughout December. For details click more.

If you'd like to participate in the planning process for the festival, sponsor a tree or wreath, or help with the decorating, email

Book Talk "A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience"
Thursday, December 11, 6:30 p.m.

Focusing on the key players in the Salem witchcraft crisis - the accused witches and the people they allegedly bewitched, as well as the judges and government officials who prosecuted them - Emerson Baker illuminates why the tragedy unfolded as it did. He shows how the Puritan government's attempts to suppress what had taken place only fueled the popular imagination, and established the trials as a turning point from Puritan communalism to Yankee independence. He also sets the trials in the broader context of American history from the 1620s up through the present, and reveals the ways their legacy remains with us.

Full Calendar of Events with details CLICK HERE