Category: News

Calling all Local Veterans and Citizens who remember WW2 in the Kennebunks. Kennebunkport Historical Society partners with RSU21 for upcoming Veteran’s Day Oral History: 

Kennebunk, ME November 8, 2022 at RSU21 middle school, the Kennebunkport Historical Society will collaborate with local students for a special oral history project featuring local Veterans as well as elders who may remember what life was like in the Kennebunks during WW2. Each “block” of the day will require volunteer participants to answer questions...

October 24, 2022October 24, 2022

Gifts We Can Barely Carry – Songs from John F. Kennedy’s Trip to Ireland

Kennebunkport Historical Society Presents: Gifts We Can Barely Carry – Songs fromJohn F. Kennedy’s Trip to Ireland Kennebunkport: The Kennebunkport Historical Society is pleased to present a live concert with film written and performed by Irish musician Kevin Farley of York, Maine. Gifts We Can Barely Carry: Songs from JFK’s Ireland Trip is scheduled for...

October 24, 2022October 24, 2022

Beloved Local Artist, Frank Handlen, Celebrates 105th Birthday with the Kennebunkport Historical Society

Sculptor, Artist, Shipwright, and community friend, Frank Handlen is turning 105 years old at the end of September and the Kennebunkport Historical Society is honoring his commitment to our community with a lecture followed by an open house reception and fundraising auction at the Townhouse School. On Friday, October 1, 2021, former Society President and...

October 1, 2022January 14, 2022

2021 Annual Meeting

Dear Kennebunkport Historical Society Members, Please mark your calendars for the Society’s Annual meeting 2021: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 135 North St. Kennebunkport, ME 04046 6:00 PM All participants must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. A postcard invitation has been mailed to all up-to-date members. Our email list includes members whose memberships may...

September 20, 2021October 7, 2021

August Update from the desk of the Executive Director

Dear Kennebunkport Historical Society Members, It is with humility, gratitude, and excitement that I join the team at the Kennebunkport Historical Society. I appreciate how many of you welcomed me. I look forward to stewarding the mission of preserving Kennebunkport’s history and begin by asking for your support. This year has been challenging for so...

August 1, 2021January 14, 2022

The Kennebunkport Historical Society Announces New Oral History Project

The Kennebunkport Historical Society is pleased to announce an intergenerational video project designed to capture the oral history of Kennebunkport by interviewing its oldest citizens. “We are so excited about this project and all of its possibilities,” shared Kristin Haight, executive director, “by collecting oral histories and connecting with Kennebunkport’s elders, we will be able...

August 1, 2021January 14, 2022

Continuing in Charting a Course for the Future

Kennebunkport Historical Society Selects New Executive Director   For immediate release, the Board of Directors of the Kennebunkport Historical Society have selected their new Executive Director to lead the day to day and operational activities for the society.  Kristin Lewis Haight, a local Kennebunk resident, bringing 30 years professional experience, has accepted the challenge. Haight is...

July 31, 2021February 18, 2022
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