Programs & Events

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

Featured Events  

A Curator's Tour
Friday, June 16, 6:00 p.m.

Spend an evening with guest curator Astrida Schaeffer getting the inside scoop on the fifty dresses exhibited in our summer show, Embellishments in Victorian Fashion. Schaeffer will delve into Victorian thoughts about design and how they changed from 1830 - 1910, the affects of the sewing machine on dress construction, and the unique techniques used to embellish these fantastic examples of 19th century fashion. Saco Museum

May 13 - August 27, 2017

Sumptuous fabrics, vibrant colors and textures, masses of elaborate trims - all are defining elements of fashionable Victorian women's clothing. Nineteenth-century designers had very definite ideas of what constituted beauty, and these concepts had a widespread impact on art and design. Embellishments in Victorian Fashion focuses on how nineteenth-century aesthetics influenced women's clothing design and construction. It features fifty garments from five institutions in Maine and New Hampshire.

Yard Sale Fundraiser
Saturday, June 17, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Come one, come all to the third annual colossal yard sale at the Dyer Library/Saco Museum. All proceeds of the yard sale benefit the programs offered at the Dyer Library/Saco Museum year round.

June 28, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Many people conjure up images of slimy skin and bloodthirsty monsters when they hear the word "reptile". This hands-on program works to dispel some of those fears by allowing students to examine snake skins, turtle shells, skeletons, and other unique reptilian artifacts.

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