Industry and Virtue Joined
Written to accompany the museum's 2015 needlework exhibition, Industry and Virtue Joined includes close-up, color photos of more than 140 Maine and New Hampshire schoolgirl embroideries, along with biographical information about their makers.
$28.99, $4.99 shipping

From the Elegant to the Everyday
With color photographs of more than 50 garments – many never published before – From the Elegant to the Everyday highlights the major fashion trends that affected men's and women's clothing styles from the mid-18th to the mid-20th centuries.
$19.99, $4.99 shipping

I My Needle Ply With Skill
I My Needle Ply with Skill was written to accompany the Saco Museum exhibit of Maine schoolgirl needlework. This fascinating book includes color photos of, and information about, the more than one hundred Maine samplers in the exhibit.
$25.99, $4.99 shipping

Welcome to the Saco Museum

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

Upcoming Exhibitions