Current Exhibitions

The 17th Annual Festival of Trees
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 December 24 & 25

MAKING HISTORY: Art and Industry in the Saco River Valley
Come see the history of the Saco River Valley as you never have before, with art, historical artifacts, computer activities, and hands-on exhibits for all ages! This exhibit is a part of a multi-venue exhibition of local history funded by a Preserve America grant administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, and by the Maine Humanities Council.