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  

The 17th Annual Festival of Trees: A Little Holiday Music
Friday, Nov. 26 - Wednesday, Dec. 29
The Festival of Trees at the Saco Museum is back in full form! The theme for this year's 17th Annual Festival of Trees is "A Little Holiday Music" as we celebrate the joyous sounds of the Holidays! The Festival of Trees will be back inside this year with our usual grand displays of trees, wreaths, lights, and more! Thanks to generous sponsors, volunteers and local businesses, The Festival of Trees has become one of the premier Holiday events in Southern Maine. Come vote for your favorite tree and try your luck at our various raffle prizes. There will also be silent auctions for items featured on our Artist Tree. You could win a tree, wreath, gift certificates, dinners, local crafts, local services and more! Raffle tickets are $5 for 3 tickets. Winning tickets will be drawn on Thursday, December 16th at 4 pm. All raffle and sale proceeds benefit the community programming efforts of the Dyer Library/Saco Museum. The Festival of Trees is free to the public and opens the day after Thanksgiving. Masks are still encouraged at the museum at this time - we will keep monitoring local conditions to assess our guidelines. Several special events will also be featured so please mark your calendars:

CHILDREN'S CRAFT DAY, Saturday, December 4, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free event at the Dyer Library.

TEA WITH MRS. CLAUS, Saturday, December 11, 12 pm and 1:30 pm (two seating times). Free event at the Dyer Library. Call (207)283-3861 ext.102 for reservations - space is limited.

VISIT WITH SANTA CLAUS, Sunday, December 12, 12:30 pm - 3 pm
Free event at the Saco Museum.

FINAL RAFFLE DAY, Winners will be drawn on Thursday, December 16th at 4 pm.

Please note that starting Nov. 26th we have extended museum hours and added Sundays during The Festival of Trees:

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 12 pm - 5 pm
Wednesday - 12 pm - 5 pm
Thursday - 12 pm - 5 pm
Friday - 12 pm - 8 pm
Saturday - 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday - 12 pm - 5 pm

Closed on Dec. 24 & 25

New Maine History Room Hours
The Maine History Room has added a day of afternoon hours on Thursdays for those patrons who can't visit in the mornings. The new hours are:

Tuesdays 10 am - 12 pm
Wednesdays 9:30 am - 12 pm
Thursdays 3 pm - 5 pm
Fridays 9:30 am - 12 pm

The Maine History Room is open to our patrons who want to research family genealogies or general Maine and local history. Much of our reference materials in the Maine History Room are not available in the regular library circulation catalog and can only be accessed in this room. Our helpful volunteers will expertly guide you through our resources and aid you with your research needs. The Maine History Room is located on the second floor of the Dyer Library. The room is also available by appointment.

All Book Sale Items are now FREE!
November - until inventory is gone
All Book Sale items are now FREE at the Dyer Library. Please help us move our remaining inventory. The free books are available in the Deering Room during regular Dyer Library hours.

Saco Museum Shop - Consignment Treasures
Looking for that unique gift for a special someone? Do you have a treasure that you no longer need but someone else might love to have?

The SACO MUSEUM SHOP is offering a new opportunity to purchase high-end art objects, painting, fiber work, jewelry, and exceptional decorative pieces. We are calling it CONSIGNMENT TREASURES and it is a juried selection of high-quality pieces at very favorable prices.

The way it works: the consignor (seller) presents the item(s) to the shop committee for evaluation. The price is determined by the seller. When an item is sold, the consignor receives 70% of the sale price; the museum receives 30% which in turn helps to support programs of the Saco Museum. Items are featured for several months and, if not sold, will be returned to the consignor.

For more information or an appointment to view your treasures, please contact Elsa Geskus at

Full Calendar of Events with details CLICK HERE