Learn about the Kennebunks’ storied shipbuilding past on Saturday, August 29 at 1PM. “A Shipbuilding Odyssey” convenes at the Brick Store Museum at 117 Main Street in Kennebunk. The three-hour tour begins with a brief, illustrated look at what life was like in the Kennebunks’ many 19th-century shipyards and all the types of tools and people it took to build the vessels that eventually sailed trade routes spanning the globe.
Guests then embark on a special, narrated trolley excursion, stopping at various historical locales associated with shipbuilding along the Kennebunk River in the 1800s, including the sites of the former Bourne & Kingsbury and Titcomb yards, the Landing, and the locks. The afternoon concludes back at the Museum for guests to enjoy refreshments, view related collections, and receive a commemorative gift. Advance reservations are required as space is limited for this signature event. To secure a spot on the tour, stop by or call the Museum at 207-985-4802. The cost is $30/person and $25 for current Museum members. Guests at the Captain Lord Mansion may call our office at (207) 967-3141 to pre-order their tickets.
“A Shipbuilding Odyssey” is among a series of outreach programs for 2009 made possible by a grant from The Virginia Hodgkins Somers Foundation and planned by the Brick Store Museum’s Education Committee.