Category Archives: Art, History & Literature in Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport Weekly Village ArtWalk Starts June 12th!

Kennebunkport: Where art lives! This summer is going to be a terrific season as The local Chamber of Commerce promotes our vibrant community of artists and art lovers. The natural beauty of Kennebunkport has long been a draw to artists, and The Chamber will soon launch new initiatives to highlight all we have to offer with […]

“Top 7″ Art Galleries in Kennebunkport

Bev and I are avid art collectors. If you have been to the Captain Lord Mansion, you know that both the public areas and each guest room is graced with beautiful oil paintings.  Many of the paintings in the public areas are from our personal collection such as those in the Mansion’s office. Three of […]

What is MaineStage Shakespeare?

The Historic Inns of Kennebunkport are proud sponsors of the MaineStage Shakespeare Company. This exciting troupe of up-and-coming young actors will appear on the River Green (in front of the Captain Lord Mansion) at 8:00 pm each Saturday evening from July 12th through August 2nd. Each summer, the enthusiasm and dedication to classical theater of the MaineStage ensemble brings two of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays […]

Captain Lord Mansion History, Part 5

1972 – 1978 As I continues to recall the Captain Lord Mansion History, I’ll share about how in April 1972 a young Jim Throumoulos of Biddeford, Maine acquired the Captain Lord Mansion.  His plan was to convert the building to office condominiums.  Ugh!  However, Kennebunkport had passed its first zoning ordinance in March of that […]

Captain Lord Mansion History, Part 4

1900 – 1972 In this edition of the Captain Lord Mansion History, I will cover the years after Charles Clark’s ownership of the Mansion.  Charles P. Clark died in Nice, France in 1901.  After his death, the house always passed on to daughters in the family.  In fact, Charles P. Clark’s daughter Susan and her […]

Captain Lord Mansion History, Part 3

Captain Lord Mansion’s rich history continues as I record the changes made during the ownership of Charles P. Clark, wealthy railroad magnate and third generation owner of the estate. In 1898 Charles funded extensive renovations to the “Mansion”.  The Friday, April 15, 1898 edition of the Eastern Star, a local newspaper of the period, reported […]

The Kennebunkport Designer Show House Opens This Saturday!

The Kennebunkport Designer Show House opens this Saturday!  The Kennebunkport Historical Society will be sponsoring a Designer Show House at Rocky Pastures, the former Kenneth Roberts estate in Kennebunkport, from Saturday, June 23 through Saturday, July 14, 2012. The house is currently for sale and has been recently updated combining classic features with modern conveniences. […]

Introducing The Captain Lord Mansion Book Club in Kennebunkport, Maine

I enjoy reading, especially historical novels, biographies and general history books.  I just finished reading “Lost in Shangri-La: Escape From a Hidden World”, By Mitchell Zuckoff.  This is a true life adventure about a World War II military plane crash in the wilds on New Guinea.  Mr Zuckoff spins an intriguing tale of death, survival […]

Where Can You Find “An Illustrated Guide to Kennebunk’s Architectural Heritage”?

The Brick Store Museum, a local Kennebunk art and history museum recently published "Windows on the Past: An Illustrated Guide to Kennebunk's History through Architecture".  This beautiful four-color, 62 page booklet was written by Rosalind Magnuson and edited by Tracy Baetz.  Quoting from the foreword; "This publication represents the first to combine color photography, a […]

What Were The Captain Lord Mansion Guestrooms Named for in 1978?

This is a picture of the guestroom “Ship Lincoln” aka “Wisteria”.  Recently, we had a guest couple who had been guests with us way back in 1979.  It was their first visit with us since then!  At checkout, the gentleman and I had a discussion about which room they stayed in that first visit.  After conversing about […]