Secret Cove: Old York's 24th Annual Decorator Show House
July 13 - August 15, 2013

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Beginning Saturday, July 13, 2013, the Show House will be open to the public. Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Sundays, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. The house is closed on Tuesdays.

Please note: Show House tickets are $20 and are available to purchase at the door during the event until 3:30 p.m. each day.

Every summer for the past 24 years, Museums of Old York has hosted thousands of visitors at its annual Decorator Show House fundraiser.This year’s Show House runs from Saturday, July 13 through Thursday, August 15 and will be held at Secret Cove, located at 2 Lawrence Lane overlooking the Piscataqua River in Kittery Point and just across the way from the historic Lady Pepperrell House and First Congregational Church. The event raises critical funds to support the museums’ exhibitions, educational programs and preservation initiatives.

Sponsors of the 24th Annual Decorator Show House

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Opening Gala on July 12, 2013

Join the Museums of Old York at the Preview Party celebrating the 24th Anniversary of the Old York Decorator Show House! Be one of the first to see Secret Cove and meet the talented designers who are responsible for the fabulous transformation of this graceful home, while enjoying fine food and drinks. The event will be held at Secret Cove, located at 2 Lawrence Lane, Kittery Point, Maine on Friday, July 12th from 6 ~ 9 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase online and at Museums Of Old York Offices beginning June 15.

Wednesday Luncheon Lecture Series

Tickets and information about our programs will be available for purchase online and at Museums Of Old York Offices beginning June 15. Please email showhouse@oldyork.org or call (207) 363-4974 for more information.

Secret Garden Party & Closing Soiree on August 15, 2013

We have an enchanting evening planned to wrap up our 24th annual show house with delicious food and drink, silent auction, spending spree raffle, music and merriment. Guests will have the option to purchase a separate ticket for a private reception and tour at the Lady Pepperrell House. Tickets and will be available for purchase online and at Museums Of Old York Offices beginning June 15. Please email showhouse@oldyork.org or call (207) 363-4974 for more information.

Directions to Secret Cove

From Maine I-95 north/south take exit 2 and merge onto ME-236 S toward the Traffic Circle/Downtown Kittery/US-1. At the Traffic Circle, take the third exit around the circle to stay on ME-236 S. Continue 1.1 miles straight onto ME-103 (known locally as Whipple Road). Continue following ME-103 for another 1.1 miles where the road name becomes Pepperrell Road. After a sharp right curve in the road, you’ll see the Lady Pepperrell House on your right. Follow the road around the sharp curve to the left and turn immediately left into the First Congregational Church parking lot at 23 Pepperrell Road. Park in the lot and walk back across ME-103. Follow signs to t he show house gate along ME-103, just to the left of the burial ground. Enter through the gate and follow the gravel road to the ticket table.

Volunteer at the 24th Annual Decorator Show House

Volunteers are involved in every aspect of planning, organizing and running the Decorator Show House. If you would like to be involved, please email us at showhouse@oldyork.org or call the Museums of Old York at (207) 363-4974.

Are you a Designer?

Interior decorators, garden designers, landscapers and artists make the Decorator Show House possible! If you would like to get involved, we'd love to hear from you. We have already had our designer open house for this year, but to be added to our list of designers invited to participate in our 25th annual Decorator Show House in 2014, please email your contact information -- including name, company, mailing address, phone and email -- to Show House, at development@oldyork.org or call (207) 363-4974.

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If you have any questions about the Decorator Show House, please call (207) 363-4974 or email development@oldyork.org.