Programs & Events

All programs and events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. If you would like to schedule a tour or special program for your school group please contact

Featured Events  

Mig Lemire Trunk Show
Friday, July 29, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The Saco Museum will be hosting a trunk show featuring jewelry created by noted local designer, Mig Lemire. Mig will be at the Museum displaying the striking pieces that she makes by hand using sterling silver wire and a variety of natural stones, Swarovski crystals, lampwork beads, and fused glass.

Book Sale
Saturday, July 30 - Monday, August 8
Mon., Wed., and Fri.: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. and Thu.: 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sat. 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Drop by the Library during our open hours to peruse the thousands of used books for sale. Don't miss this chance to pick up wonderful children's books, useful cookbooks, engaging paperbacks, and more books books books! Interested in volunteering at the book sale? email

Sesquicentennial Celebration: Garden Party & Ice Cream Social
August 6, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
the grounds at the Saco Museum

Grab your parasols, party dresses, knickers and neck ties for a Victorian garden party in celebration of the Saco Museum's 150th anniversary! Enjoy a refined game of croquet or try your skill at potato sack and three legged races. After the games, cool off with an ice cream Sunday and a visit to our exhibit,Art, Artifacts, and Anecdotes: 150 Years of Collecting at the Saco Museum.

June 16 - August 19

This year's Summer reading program theme is: On Your Mark, Get!! Registration starts June 16th and the program will end on August 19th.
We have all sort of activities for fun and learning planned. Of course - we're all about reading and this year's theme is all about sports, fitness, and wellness - just in time for the summer Olympics. Go USA!

On Your Mark Get Set...Read Summer Reading Kickoff Party! Thursday June 16th at 5:30pm.
Come enjoy a performance by Rob Duquette and sign-up for the Summer Reading Program.

Art, Artifacts, and Anecdotes: 150 Years of Collecting at the Saco Museum
June 11 - October 30, 2016

Established in 1866 as the York Institute, the Saco Museum is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2016. In the years since its founding, the Museum has acquired a rich and diverse collection of objects. Many of these artifacts came to the museum with fascinating accounts of the people who owned or made them. Join us this summer as we explore the intriguing stories-sometimes true and sometimes not-behind noteworthy objects in the museum's collection. Along the way, we will also delve into a number of popular myths and misconceptions about life in early New England. From portraits by noted artist John Brewster Jr., to finely crafted furniture (both large and small), to a 1950s bass drum from the Vacationland Drum and Bugle Corps, there will be something of interest for all to see.

Full Calendar of Events with details CLICK HERE