Dec 03 Saturday
Start your Christmas fun with a visit to Historic New England’s 1807 Nickels-Sortwell House Friday December 2, Saturday December 3 and Sunday December 4, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Enjoy a self-guided tour with guides on hand to tell stories of the house while you enjoy the holiday decorations. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets are $5 Historic New England members and Wiscasset residents, $10 general admission.
Delight in gorgeous greens and holiday decorations in a Victorian inspired parlor, a Dining Room ready for a c. 1950 grown-ups Christmas party and a Solarium that is a winter celebration of light and color. Architectural details in each room include exquisitely carved moldings and grand fireplaces custom-made, two hundred years ago, by local carpenters. Personal photography is welcome.
Come into the original kitchen not usually seen on regular tours and enjoy a warm drink and snack. Then visit the Holiday Shop in the Nickels-Sortwell House Barn, featuring a curated collection of unique craft and artisan creations, holiday greens and gifts. A portion of sales goes to Historic New England for the preservation of Nickels-Sortwell House. FMI on the weekend’s activities, visit http://wiscassetholidaymarketfest.com. Come share the fun and Happy Holidays!
Dec 04 Sunday
Thanks to generous support from the Mrs. James Sage Coburn Fund and Kennebunk Savings Bank, visits to the Museum are free every Tuesday from June through December! FMI call 985-4802 or visit www.brickstoremuseum.org.
Skyline Farm Carriage Museum’s current exhibit "Town & Country: Rocking & Rolling Down The Lane” showcases approximately forty unique business and personal horse-drawn carriages and sleighs that would have been used in New England.
When summer arrived in New England, various cold weather horse-drawn vehicles were put in the barn loft. Down came the wheeled vehicles for country and city. Country vehicles were much simpler in design than city vehicles. Come see examples of both.
Skyline was recently loaned a Brewster & Co. Cee Spring Landau. This rather large vehicle combines the best of a Brougham and a Victoria. The Landau’s double-hooded roof arrangement was great for summer or winter travel. Also on display are a lovely sleigh by J.F. Hall, Rockland, Maine, circa 1890, a Buxton oil delivery vehicle that once delivered to homes and businesses via horse, a double seat Albany, a heating contractor sleigh, and a postal delivery sleigh.
The museum, located at 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, is open to the public on Sundays, from May 15 through June 26, 1-4 p.m. or by appointment. Free admission; donations are appreciated.
For more information, contact Greg Cuffey at (207) 892-0188 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Skyline Farm is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization.
Dec 05 Monday
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Dec 08 Thursday
The Kennebunk Historic District Tour takes visitors down Summer Street, famed for its ships captains mansions from the 18th and 19th Centuries. This tour occurs twice a week, scheduled for Thursdays and Saturdays both at 12:00pm. Participants meet in the Museum’s lobby at 117 Main Street, Kennebunk, and go on a 1-mile loop of Summer Street to explore the people and places along the way. Tickets are $10 per person, and free for members.
Dec 09 Friday