Programs & Events

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Featured Events  

$20 Summer Book Blast RAFFLE
Buy Your Ticket NOW!
1st Prize $2,000 --- 2nd Prize $1,000 --- 3rd Prize $500

Help us buy new books for the Dyer Library. Drawing will take place September 22, 2014, you do not need to be present to win. Only 500 tickets will be sold for this raffle: GREAT ODDS!Drop by the Dyer Library or Saco Museum to buy your tickets!

"Mainers on the Titanic" book talk
6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 25

Mainers on the Titanic traces the stories of passengers on that fateful ship who had ties to Maine. Many of them were wealthy summer visitors to Mount Desert Island, but there were many other residents of the state aboard as well. Their tales are retold in a lively way here, along with the sinking-related events in the state at that time.

About the author: A Navy veteran of the First Gulf War and former news reporter for the Bar Harbor Times, Mac Smith lives in Stockton Springs, Maine, in the village of Sandy Point, where he is restoring the family homestead. This is his first book.

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.

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