Category Archives: History, Literature

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 […]

Back to the Kennebunks with Captain Lord – Episode 2

What would it be like to wake up in Kennebunkport at the Captain Lord Mansion in 2015 if you came from the year 1813? In this episode, Nathaniel Lord finds some new modern amenities that he’s not too familiar with but seems to very much enjoy. Stay tuned for the next episode! And don’t miss […]

Back to the Kennebunks with Captain Lord – Episode 1

On an ordinary day in summer 2015, innkeepers Rick & Bev stop at Kennebunk’s Ace Hardware to pick up garden supplies. What happens next is anything but ordinary… View a piece of Kennebunkport history as Captain Nathaniel Lord returns! Follow our YouTube channel for future updates. Come experience our historic and luxurious Kennebunkport bed and […]

Kennebunkport River Green – Fascinating History

The Kennebunkport River Green has a fascinating history.  Originally, the land which now is called “The River Green” was house lots; there were three houses situated on that land during the 1800’s.  In the late 1800’s, the Captain Lord Mansion was owned by Charles P. Clark, the grandson of the original builder, Nathaniel Lord.  Because […]

Captain Lord Mansion History Is Now Available!

  Captain Lord Mansion History Is Now Available! To celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Captain Lord Mansion, Rick Litchfield, owner and innkeeper, has written a history which traces ownership of the Mansion from its construction in 1812-1814 through seven of Nathaniel Lord’s descendants, as well as one subsequent owner before Bev and Rick purchased the Mansion on […]

What is the Summer Exhibition at The Brick Store Museum?

The Brick Store Museum, contrary to the implied name, is a well-regarded local history museum with national accreditation.  As a past president of the organization, I am an avid supporter of this wonderful organization.  It was founded in an historic “brick building” that used to be a “store,” thus the name. Recently, I was able […]

The Kennebunkport River Green Frames The Captain Lord Mansion!

In addition to the remodeled and expanded “Captain Lord Mansion”, Mr. Charles P. Clark, the grandson of Nathaniel Lord, left a significant legacy to the town. Sometime during the late 1800’s he decided he wanted an unobstructed view of the Kennebunk River.  Therefore, he had three houses removed from the land directly in front of the “Mansion”. In her […]

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 […]

Veteran’s Day Off Season Package

Veteran’s Day Off-Season Package The Historic Inns of Kennebunkport (HIK) celebrate Veteran’s Day by hosting a historic scavenger hunt and cocktail reception on November 10, 2012 for guests staying at any of the HIK member inns. This Veteran’s Day Off Season Package includes a  scavenger hunt which will take guests to each of the HIK […]