KENNEBUNK – The Brick Store Museum is proud to host the Seacoast Ruggers new exhibition, “Seacoast Ruggers Presents,” beginning Saturday, Oct. 1. The exhibition will display over 45 pieces of fiber artwork including rugs, handbags, geometrics, proddy pieces, and mixed media. The colorful exhibit will be on display through October 28.
Seacoast Ruggers is a group of people who use wool and alternative fabrics to create rugs, wall hangings, pillows and 3-D pieces of art. Seacoast Ruggers has existed for over twenty years, and has created raffle rugs for organizations as fund raisers and re-created a stair runner for the Elizabeth Perkins House in York. Annual exhibits have recently included York Library, Kittery Estates and Portsmouth Library.
Visitors to the exhibition can expect to find a colorful array of fiber work and hooked rug pieces created by local artists. The show will be on display for one month only, and closes October 28. Please visit www.brickstoremuseum.org or call the museum at 207-985-4802 for more information.
Last chance for Kennebunk Beach history tour
KENNEBUNK – The Brick Store Museum’s final Walking Tour of Historic Kennebunk Beach for the 2016 season departs at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Visitors are invited to meet their Brick Store Museum guide at Trinity Chapel on the corner of Railroad Avenue and Woodland Avenue near Mothers Beach to take part.
The walking tour includes a history of the development of the beach, anecdotes about some of the characters and luminaries who have contributed to the rich history of the beach and highlights of the unique architecture of the beach cottages. The walk includes stops at 12 locations; the tour lasts about 90 minutes and covers less than a mile on flat road. Admission for the walking tour is $10 per person, $5 for members. The walks will be conducted rain or shine. Tickets can be purchased with cash or check on-site, or via credit card online at www.brickstoremuseum.org/beachwalkingtours.
Join your guide on a fun and educational walk and count over 2,000 steps for your exercise for the day. Please check the museum’s website at www.brickstoremuseum.org for updated information in case of unexpected cancellation. The Brick Store Museum is located at 117 Main St. in Kennebunk’s historic district. Admission to the Museum and grounds: $7.50 adults, $6 seniors, $3 children (6-16), $20 family. Visit www.brickstoremuseum.org or call 207-985-4802 for further information.
Final Third Thursday Talk
KENNEBUNK – The final Third Thursday Talk of 2016 will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. Professor Patrick Rael of Bowdoin College will speak on his latest book, “88 Years: The Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1777-1865,” which focuses on the slow process of the American struggle against slavery, starting with Vermont writing slavery out of its state constitution in 1777 and ending with the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery nationwide in 1865.
The Brick Store Museum’s Third Thursday Talks serve to bring a new topic to the community every third Thursday of each month, and are supported by the Maine Humanities Council, with additional support from the Captain Lord Mansion. Founded in 2015, the program offers lecturers from throughout New England that will speak on a variety of subjects in the Brick Store Museum’s Program Center. Single lectures are $10 each; by joining the Museum for as little as $20, members are invited to attend every lecture for free. Tickets may be purchased on the Brick Store Museum’s website, www.brickstoremuseum.org/programs, or at the door.