Category Archives: Art, History & Literature in Kennebunkport

Do You Know Who Abbott Graves Was and His Relationship to Kennebunkport?

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 […]

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 […]

Three Reasons to Take A Southern Maine Coast Lighthouse Tour!

The Captain Lord Mansion of Kennebunkport, which is located on the southern coast of Maine has several itineraries to assist you with a self-guided tour of lighthouses located from Nubble Light  in York to Portland Head Light in Portland.  The first reason is that these historical buildings are situated along the coast only a short […]

Art Guild of the Kennebunks “Salute to Summer” Art Show

Kennebunkport Art Show This Weekend! The Art Guild of The Kennebunks represents over 75 artists.  It was founded in 1980 by a local group of artists led by Ron Goyette to foster camaraderie, mutual support and professional stimulation.  In 1981 Barbara Bush cut the ribbon at the opening of the first annual summer membership exhibit […]

Fun for Foodies Vacations at The Captain Lord Mansion & Other Select Registry Inns

Select Registry Fun for Foodies Vacations; What Are They? Are you looking for a food-related vacation?  One of the notable qualities you’ll find at Select Registry inns is the innkeeper’s passion for providing exceptional cuisine. Therefore, the Select Registry is proud to introduce you to Fun for Foodies Vacations of New England. The innkeepers of […]

Fine Art at the Wells Reserve to benefit Laudholm Trust

A Painterly Day returns on July 15, 2007 Fine artists paint in open air around the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm capturing its magnificent scenery and structures. Their works are featured at a catered evening reception and auction. Proceeds are shared by the artists and Laudholm Trust. The public is welcome to view artists at […]