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  

$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!

End of Summer Celebration for Children
August 29, 2-3 p.m.

Rob Duquette, a local musician who performs music for both children and adults, will play original fun children's songs as well as re-arranged classics. In addition to playing solo he will accompany Laury Vickery while she reads children's books, adding sound affects and music to well loved classics.

"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.

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."

Dyer Community Gallery
River, Lake, Ocean: Inspired by a Body of Water
August 1 - August 31

River, Lake, Ocean: Inspired by a Body of Water was the challenge taken up by members of Art Quilts Maine. The challenge quilts embark on a tour of Maine, beginning with the Dyer Library in Saco in August: stopping at libraries and galleries in Lewiston, Waterville and Skowhegan before returning to the artists in June of 2015. Art Quilts Maine supports members in their exploration of contemporary quilt art, inspires creativity and individuality, and promotes the understanding, appreciation, and recognition of contemporary quilters in the state of Maine.

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