2018 - 2019 Events

7th Annual Whisky Tasting Friday, December 7, 6 pm

We are disappointed to announce that this year's Whisky Tasking on December 7 has been cancelled. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience, and we look forward to seeing you at future events.

Yuletide Concert with Great Bay Sailor Friday, December 14, 7 pm

Great Bay Sailor returns to Old York with a unique and heartfelt presentation of holiday music, including songs of Brittany and Ireland, carols of the British Restoration, ancient ceremonial marches, “pub carols” and music hall ditties, settings from the Anglican Ceremony of Carols, Christmas music with an Appalachian accent, and lovely tunes and airs—all guaranteed to make the season dance! The Sailors are also story-tellers, relating the narrative, history, and traditions of seasonal music from all over the globe. Great Bay Sailor has been part of the Seacoast folk music scene for many years now, performing annually at the Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival and Pro-Portsmouth’s First Night Celebration, as well as at local pubs, and churches.

Program Room, Old York Museum Center, 3 Lindsay Road, York, ME 03909 Tickets: $15 adults, $8 students (age 7 thru college), free for children under 7 Available online or at the door.

Mid-Winter Tavern Dinner with Wabi Café Saturday, January 12, 2019

Chef Mike Fennelly and his partner Steve Couch, founders and owners of Wabi Café, present a Mid-Winter Tavern Dinner of historic culinary classics . . . with a Wabi twist! Dishes from celebrated chefs such as Wolfgang Puck and Julia Child, are reinvented for the Jefferds Tavern hearth by Chef Fennelly, an award-winning cookbook author and restaurant owner. The menu infuses traditional dishes with unique flavors, and highlights local organic foods.


Bellini Cocktail Harry’s Bar – Venice Italy

Open-hearth Wood-fired Pizza with Maine Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraiche, and Arctic Char Caviar Wolfgang Puck – Sago – Los Angeles

Open-hearth Grilled Caesar Salad Caesar Cardini – Tijuna, Mexico

Black & White Tagliatelle Primavera Le Cirque – New York City

Open-hearth Grilled Lobster and Sea Scallop Thermidor Julia Child – while in France

Baked Alaska Delmonico’s – New York City

Reservations required, tickets available for purchase online or calling 207-363-4974.
Jefferds Tavern, 3 Lindsay Road, York, ME 03909

The Bulman Bed Hangings

The Bulman Bed Hangings at Museums of Old York, Maine

The Bulman Bed hangings are the crown jewel of our collection, and are widely considered a national treasure. The Museum has recently received a grant from the Coby Foundation to have the bed hangings professionally stabilized and conserved in preparation for installation in the Remick Gallery.

We will be telling the fascinating history of the bed hangings through a series of posts on our blog, introducing readers to the talented team of experts involved in the project, as well as documenting the conservation and reinstallation process, and sharing new findings. Please join us on this incredible journey by reading our first post and signing up to follow the blog.

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