2017 Events

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Tavern Dinners

February 3 - Chef Rick Shell, Executive Chef, Cliff House Maine
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March 3 - Chef Evan Mallet, Black Trumpet Bistro, Portsmouth
March (TBD) - Chef Romann Dumorne, Northern Union, Ogunquit

Jefferds Tavern Tastings

February 18 - Eden Ice Cider, Apple Ice Wines, Hard Ciders, and Sparkling Ciders.  Chef Jason Miller of York 54 will be at the hearth.

History...with a Side of Soup

February 1 - Marya Danihel, "Pleasures of the Parlor: Playlists from a Victorian iPod"
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February 15 - Aileen Kelly, "Corsets & Chevrons: A Salute to Women's Military History"
March 22 - Alex Cain, "Massachusetts (and Maine) Preparation for Way 1773-1775
April 5 - Ken Hamilton, "Fliboustiers, Freebooters and Corsairs - French Canadian Privateers during King William's and Queen Anne's Wars"
May (TBD) - Paulette Chernak, "Lasting Impressions: Art, Symbolism, and History found in Graveyards and Cemeteries"

Free at the York Public Library

James Kences Talks on the History of York, Thursdays at 10:30 AM
January 12 - Introduction and Summary
January 26 - Hotels 1865-1925
February 9 - The Civil War 1820-1865
February 23 - Statehood 1785-1820
March 9 - The Revolution 1735-1785

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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April 3: Fireside New England Seafood Dinner with award winning chef Jeremy Sewall

April 1: Architectural Conservator Steven Mallory presented architectural forensics and the process of discovering the secrets of old buildings.

March 4: "History... with a Side of Soup" featuring J Dennis Robinson, author of Mystery on the Isles of Shoals

February 27: "Beer Tasting" with SoMe Brewing

February 11: "History... with a Side of Soup" Appreciating Cape Neddick

February 6: "Tavern Dinner" with Chef Ares of York River Landing

January 23: "Curator's Pot Luck"

January 16: "Tavern Dinner" with Chef Justin Walker of Earth at Hidden Pond

January 6: "History... with a Side of Soup" with Emerson Tad Baker, author of A Storm of Withchcraft: The Salem Trials and the Americal Experience

September 30: The History of Mt. Agamenticus with Ron Nowell

October 1-17: Piercing the Pickle: A Show of Contemporary Condiment Utensils

October 17: Emma Lewis Coleman:  Maine An Exhibition of Photographs

October 23: Are you smarter than a 5th grader?

November 6: Taven Dinner

November 18: History of Mount Agamenticus with Ron Nowell

February 3, 2016: Tammi Truax – The Life of Ona Judge Staines

February 5, 2016: Tavern Dinner with Chef Evan Mallett of Black Trumpet Bistro

February 12, 2016: Curator's Pot Luck

February 17, 2016: "History... with a Side of Soup" Kate McCarty – Distilled in Maine: A History of Libations, Temperance, and Craft Spirits

February 27, 2016: “A Spirited Tasting” – sampling the products of the Wiggly Bridge Distillery