News

Thursday, July 12 2012
SACO MUSEUM ACQUIRES PHOTOS BY HEATH PALEY


Friday, May 11 2012
SACO MUSEUM WELCOMES NEW "PANORAMA FELLOW"
The Saco Museum is pleased to welcome Anna Katherine Kelley to the position of Panorama Fellow, starting June 11.

Thursday, April 5 2012
MILL-ENNIAL ARTIST AWARDS ANNOUNCED!


Wednesday, February 8 2012
2012 MILL-ENNIAL ARTISTS ANNOUNCED!
The Saco Museum is pleased to announce the artists selected for the 2012 Mill-ennial!

Friday, December 23 2011
SACO MUSEUM TO "ROLL OUT" MOVING PANORAMA SUMMER 2012
More than fifteen years of research and restoration will come to a show-stopping finale this coming June at the Saco Museum with a major exhibition and public programs focused on the Moving Panorama of Pilgrim's Progress.

Monday, December 19 2011
PEOPLE'S CHOICE" AND "KIDS' CHOICE" AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2011 FESTIVAL OF TREES
WHO ARE THE LUCKY WINNERS??!!! You'll have to click through to find out!

Thursday, December 1 2011
DYER LIBRARY AND SACO MUSEUM ACQUIRE IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS, TEXTILES
The Dyer Library and Saco are pleased to become the stewards of several historic artifacts, all acquired for the library and museum collections via purchase in November 2011. These objects include four important hand-written volumes relating to Saco’s Colonel Thomas Cutts (1736-1821), and a hooked rug and a burlap hooked-rug pattern connected to entrepreneur Edward Sands Frost of Biddeford.

Wednesday, August 17 2011
BUY A BRICK FOR THE DLSM!
Now available, the perfect way to honor friends, relatives (or yourself!) while supporting the Dyer Library and Saco Museum.

Tuesday, July 19 2011
GIANT BOOK SALE AT DYER LIBRARY STARTS JULY 30
Make it part of your summer time tradition!

Wednesday, June 29 2011
SACO MUSEUM EXHIBITION CATALOGUE RECEIVES PUBLICATION AWARD


Tuesday, June 21 2011
SACO MUSEUM NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2012 MILL-ENNIAL
Get the call for entries here: http://www.sacomuseum.org/PDF/Millennial2012.pdf

Need some help with your application?
Try this: http://www.sacomuseum.org/PDF/HelpfulTips.pdf
Still have questions? Try this: http://www.sacomuseum.org/PDF/TopTenMill-ennialQuestions.pdf

Thursday, May 19 2011
JUNE IS "THE BIG READ' MONTH AT THE DYER LIBRARY AND SACO MUSEUM
June is BIG at the Dyer Library and Saco Museum with tons of great events all inspired by Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" as part of "The Big Read." The Big Read is a program funded through the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest, which gives communities the opportunity to come together to read, discuss, and celebrate a single great work of literature. Collectively, the Saco community will read "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and enjoy programming around the book's plot throughout the month of June. Free copies of Mark Twain's classic will be available at the Dyer Library Circulation Desk starting on May 16, 2011. Click through for the full schedule of events!

Thursday, May 19 2011
DYER LIBRARY/SACO MUSEUM RECEIVES “GREAT WORKS” GRANT FROM MAINE ARTS COMMISSION
The Dyer Library and Saco Museum (DLSM) is the recipient of a $20,000 grant from the Maine Arts Commission as part of their “Great Works” program, designed to support projects “of the highest artistic quality” that will reach a broad public audience and have a positive regional or statewide impact. At the DLSM, this grant will support an ongoing project to preserve the Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress—a rare and remarkable 8 x 850-foot painting on canvas created in 1851—and to make it accessible to worldwide audiences in new and innovative ways.

Monday, May 9 2011
EXPANDED HOURS, NEW ADMISSION FEES AT SACO MUSEUM


Thursday, December 23 2010
DYER LIBRARY AND SACO MUSEUM RECEIVE GRANTS IN SUPPORT OF COLLECTIONS


Thursday, December 23 2010
"PEOPLE'S CHOICE" AND "KIDS' CHOICE" AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2010 FESTIVAL OF TREES


Friday, September 17 2010
SACO MUSEUM OFFERS FREE ADMISSION ON SIXTH ANNUAL "MUSEUM DAY"
On Saturday, September 25, 2010, the Saco Museum will join participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide to open their doors free of charge to all visitors who download the Museum Day Ticket from www.smithsonian.com. Click the title above for more information!

Thursday, July 8 2010
DLSM RECEIVES "BIG READ" GRANT FROM NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS
The Dyer Library and Saco Museum announced today that the organization has been chosen to receive a $7,500 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to host the Big Read in Saco. Together, the Dyer Library and Saco Museum are one of 75 not-for-profits—including arts and cultural organizations, libraries, and universities—to receive a grant to host a Big Read project between September 2010 and June 2011. The Big Read in Saco will focus on Mark Twain’s classic, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Activities and events will occur during the month of June 2011.

Friday, January 8 2010
MILL-ENNIAL ARTIST SELECTIONS ANNOUNCED!


Thursday, December 17 2009
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2009 FESTIVAL OF TREES
Click above to find out who!

Friday, December 11 2009
SACO MUSEUM WINS PRESTIGIOUS "SAVE AMERICA'S TREASURES" GRANT TO PRESERVE THE MOVING PANORAMA OF PILGRIM'S PROGRESS
Only 44 grants were awarded in 2009, out of 420 applicants! Read on to see what makes the Moving Panorama of Pilgrim's Progress such a remarkable object.

Thursday, October 15 2009
SACO MUSEUM ACQUIRES CIRCA 1850 SACO RIVER LANDSCAPE


Thursday, October 1 2009
Free Friday Nights!


Thursday, July 9 2009
One Card, Two Doors!


Tuesday, May 19 2009
NEW, EXPANDED MUSEUM HOURS BEGIN JUNE 1!


Tuesday, March 3 2009
SACO MUSEUM RECEIVES TWO PRESTIGIOUS CONSERVATION GRANTS


Friday, October 31 2008
DYER LIBRARY/SACO MUSEUM RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS MAINE HUMANITIES COUNCIL GRANT