Tim Dietz Memorial Fund

A Friend to Everyone

In September 2019 the Kennebunks lost a special member of our community, when Tim Dietz passed away from complications of cancer. During his lifetime, Tim generously shared his time and talents so that the community he loved would thrive.

A Vision for the Future

Prior to the end of his life, Tim was working with the Society on a multi-million-dollar capital campaign to help us “chart a course for the future” and ensure that Kennebunkport’s rich maritime history would be shared with generations to come. Together we envisioned rebuilding the original barn at the historic Perkins-Nott house (known as White Columns) and turning it into a History Center and Maritime Gallery. There, residents and visitors could learn about the Port’s shipbuilding traditions in a museum-quality setting.

Will you help us honor Tim?

Tim never sought the spotlight. Nonetheless, we want to honor him by raising $250,000 to name our new Maritime Gallery after him. Your tax-deductible gift will help us recognize Tim’s contributions to the community and his passion for maritime history.

If you would like to learn more about our vision for the Society’s future, please contact Executive Director Kristin Lewis Haight @ 207-967-2751 or KHaight@KportHS.com

Thank you for your generosity.

  • Tim standing in front of a figurehead from the Rembrandt, a ship built in Kennebunkport. In the collection of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.