Programs & Events

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

Featured Events  

7th Annual Colossal Yard Sale
Saturday, June 22nd, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Rain Date 6/23)
We'd love your donations! Drop off donations at the Dyer Library (no furniture before June 10).
- Donate clean, gently used merchandise: toys, tools, kitchen items, dishes, furniture, sports goods, yard equipment, holiday items and antiques.
- Sorry but we cannot accept bedding and towels, cribs, car seats, electronics, clothing, mattresses and large appliances.
- 50/50 Raffle
- Rent a space to sell your own stuff - Only $25!
- To volunteer or rent a space please contact us.

Gallery Tour
Friday, June 21st, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Join Saco Museum Director, Tara Raiselis, on a guided tour of this summer's exhibit, "Craft and Comfort: Furniture For the Saco Home." Get an inside look into traditional upholstery methods. Discover the works of acclaimed Saco furniture makers Joshua Cumston (1784-1835), David Buckminster (1786-1849) and Abraham Forsskol (1790-1864). Learn how furniture pattern books from England set the style for early American furnishings. Admission is free!

Craft and Comfort: Furniture for the Saco Home
May 18 - September 1
Starting in May, the Saco Museum will feature an exhibit of fine furniture from the early Republic. See how the elite of coastal Maine towns like Saco furnished their rooms during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This exhibit will showcase various pieces from talented local cabinetmakers such as Joshua Cumston and David Buckminster (Cumston and Buckminster) and locally owned pieces built by John and Thomas Seymour, as well as furniture made in York County and Massachusetts.

Saco Furniture of the Federal Period with Tom Hardiman
Tuesday, July 8th, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Please join Thomas Hardiman, Keeper of the Portsmouth Athenaeum and former curator of the Saco Museum, for his talk on "Saco Furniture of the Federal Period: Origins and Craft Connections." Mr. Hardiman's research on early Saco cabinetmakers Joshua Cumston, David Buckminster, and Abraham Forsskol was instrumental in putting together Saco Museum's summer exhibit, "Craft and Comfort: Furniture for the Saco Home." The talk will be held in the Deering Room.

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