Art, History & Literature in Kennebunkport

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Back to the Kennebunks with Captain Lord – Episode 4

Merry Christmas! In this episode, Captain Nathaniel Lord goes Christmas shopping for just the right gift for his wife Phoebe during Kennebunks’ biggest joint holiday event – Christmas Prelude! Coastal Jewelers, the Compliments Gallery, Seas the Day and Dock Square Clothiers are a few of the boutiques highlighted in this shopping adventure. Will he find the right gift? Watch […]

It’s Christmas Prelude! Captain Lord Is Planning to Visit His Mansion!

It’s Christmas Prelude! Captain Lord Is Planning to Visit His Mansion! Announcing the arrival of Captain Nathaniel Lord for Christmas Prelude, 2015. Captain Lord is planning to visit his Mansion for the first weekend of Christmas Prelude on Sunday, December 6, 2016 between 1;00 pm and 3:30 pm. Come meet Captain Nathaniel Lord and see […]

Back to the Kennebunks with Captain Lord – Episode 3

Great Scott! Captain Nathaniel Lord takes Kennebunkport by storm in the third episode of this local series, centered on the real-life character and namesake of the famous Captain Lord Mansion. In this episode, The Cap’n explores modern shops in Dock Square such as the Copper Candle, takes lunch at Federal Jacks’, and shares a few historical secrets of […]

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. […]