Art, History & Literature in Kennebunkport

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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 […]

Kennebunk’s Architectural Heritage :: Brick Store Museum

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 […]

Artist Dennis Perrin :: Kennebunkport Treasured Art

Dennis Perrin has become a good friend of ours here at the Captain Lord Mansion.  We love his paintings so much that we have three of them displayed in our reception office. One of them we call “Treasured Memories”.  We commissioned Dennis to paint “Treasured Memories’ in 2002 to celebrate our 25th Anniversary in 2003 as innkeepers of the […]

Artist Abbott Graves :: Kennebunkport Historical Society

Abbott Graves was an American artist who lived and painted in Kennebunkport during the early 20th Century.  The Kennebunkport Historical Society just opened an exhibit of his paintings.  The show runs from early June through Aug 30th, 2010.  Graves was a prolific painter of buildings; he loved New England’s old homes.  However, he also loved […]

What is a “Shipbuilding Odyssey” in Kennebunk? And When Is It?

August 29th 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 […]

Nott in Kennebunkport!

Visit the 1853 Nott House – new evening hours! “Beginning Thursday, July 2, the Richard A. Nott House will be opened for the 2009 season.  This Victorian-era historic house museum is a microcosm of life as it occurred in Kennebunkport over the last two centuries.  Women’s fashions from the past will be on display in the […]

Looking for Art in all the Wrong Places? Try Looking in Kennebunkport!

Kennebunkport is home to some of the best artists in Maine.  Additionally, the Port has several exceptional group galleries that offer original works of art as well as fine reproductions.  Located just a few blocks from the Captain Lord Mansion, Mast Cove Gallery is celebrating its 29th Season. Twenty-nine years ago, gallery owner Jean Briggs began Mast […]

What is “Paint the Port”?

Save the date – June 22, 2008! Over 55 well-known artists from Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire will gather in Kennebunkport for the fourth annual “Paint the Port” fresh paint day and art auction presented by Heartwood College of Art and the Kennebunkport Historical Society on Sunday, June 22, 2008.  The public is welcome to […]

The ABCs of A Summer Vacation in Kennebunkport!

Summer Vacation in Kennebunkport offers you activities to entertain, educate and expand your horizons! Activities include Art Galleries, Beaches, Bicycling, Canoeing, Carriage Rides, Day Trips, Fishing, Food, Golf, History, Kyaking, Lighthouses, Lobsters, Museums, Sailing, Shopping, Spas, Summer White House (Bush 41), Theater and Whale Watches. Bev and I enjoy summer in Maine and especially Kennebunkport […]