The Best of York

The Best of York in the Remick Gallery at Old York Historical Society

Treasures from the Old York Historical Society Collection

The Best of York Exhibit brings to Old York’s Remick Gallery the finest 18th century and maritime objects in the permanent collection. Many of these objects have previously been in storage, or were part of period room settings in historic buildings. Together, they tell the story of one of New England’s oldest communities, development from a frontier outpost in the 17th century, to a community of sophisticated tastes and world views. Recent research has revealed hidden gems, including:

Draught of a Bridge, Built over York River... The people of York voted to construct a bridge over the York River near the Middle Ferry (Lindsay Road) in 1741. However, it took twenty years to construct the bridge, and in 1761, Major Samuel Sewall designed this, America's first pile-driven drawbridge. Ironically, John Donnell, who owned land adjacent to the bridge, and had operated the Middle Ferry just south of the bridge, sold his York holdings in 1761 and moved to Pepperrellborough, Maine

Over seventy artifacts complete the exhibit, most made or used between 1690 and 1850 in Southern Maine and the Piscataqua Region of New Hampshire. These regionally-made objects are of such high quality, that examples similar to those in Old York’s collection may be seen in museums ranging from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; Winterthur Museum, Wilmington, Delaware; and the Bayou Bend/Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas. A visit to Old York brings Colonial American high culture to Northern New England’s backyard.

Please consider becoming a sponsor for this very special event!

Benefits:

  • Inclusion on street banner (York Street) – name or logo – for entire exhibit season.
  • Inclusion in public relations and promotional pieces – name or logo.
  • Company logo and link posted on Old York website and York Region Chamber web page.
  • Company name or logo on ticket back.
  • Top billing sponsor recognition on “Title Wall” at the Exhibit.
  • Six tickets to the Old York’s Member Reception on Friday, June 3, 2016.
  • Block of 25 complimentary tickets to the Best of York Exhibit for loyal customers or employees.
  • Recognition in Old York’s annual report.
  • Invitation to Old York’s exhibits, programs, and gallery openings.
  • Private tour and interpretation of Best of York Exhibit for up to 10 people by Executive Director and Curator Joel Lefever.

Benefits:

  • Company logo and link posted on Old York website and York Region Chamber web page.
  • Inclusion on street banner (York Street) – name or logo – for entire exhibit season.
  • Sponsor recognition – logo or name on “Title Wall” at the Exhibit.
  • Four tickets to the Old York’s Member Reception on Friday, June 3, 2016.
  • Block of 15 complimentary tickets to the Best of York Exhibit for loyal customers or employees.
  • Recognition in Old York’s annual report.
  • Invitation to Old York exhibit previews, programs, and art gallery openings

    Benefits:

  • Inclusion in public relations and promotional pieces - name or logo.
  • Company logo and link posted on Old York website and York Region Chamber web page.
  • Two tickets to the Old York’s Member Reception on June 3, 2016.
  • Block of 10 complimentary tickets to the Best of York Exhibit for loyal customers or employees.
  • Sponsor recognition – logo or name on “Title Wall” at the Exhibit.
  • Recognition in Old York’s annual report.
  • Invitation to Old York exhibit previews, programs, and art gallery openings

For more information on this opportunity please contact Jan Thibodeau at 207.363.4974, ext. 22; or email development@oldyork.org