Celebrate the BSM’s 80th Birthday!


The Brick Store Museum has been igniting personal connections to history, art and culture since opening its doors in 1936. It’s time to celebrate our 80 years on Main Street!

We have events throughout the year to celebrate our area’s heritage and beauty. Make sure that you visit the Events Page to join in the fun!

Two special events to celebrate the Museum’s 80th Birthday will take place June 30 – July 1, 2016:





June 30: Fancy Dress Bash!

An evening to benefit the Brick Store Museum, get dressed to the nines and enter the Museum via a red carpet to enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a raffle and auction. A live jazz performance with set the mood for an evening in the galleries and under the stars. The Bash will feature a 1930s theme, but you are invited to wear whatever decade of design appeals to you!

Tickets are $65 per person, with a $45 tax-deductible donation to the Museum included in your ticket.

Supported by: Kathy Ostrander-Roberts

Purchase your tickets here!

July 1: Community Birthday Celebration!

On the Brick Store Museum’s actual birthday, July 1st, the entire community is invited to join us at the Waterhouse Center for a free celebration featuring activities, music played by DJ Lori D (5:30-7:30pm), live dance music from Hadacol Bouncers (7:30-9:30pm), birthday cake, and much more.

The complete schedule of activities:

5:30pm – 7:30pm

DJ Lori D playing music from the 1930s – today (bring your dancing shoes!)

6:00pm River Tree Arts Dance performance

7:00pm River Tree Arts Dance performance

Continuous: bounce house courtesy of Sharp Pencil Creative, balloon animals by Amie’s Paint & Twist, raffle and silent auction (see below for items list!), name that historical person booth, photo booth with props, mobile exhibition, plant-your-own Victory Garden

7:30 – 9:30 Hadacol Bouncers play live New Orleans Jazz music

7:30pm – Cake cutting & serving!

8:15pm – Raffle winners announced

8:30pm – Major gift to the Community announcement 

8:50pm – the premiere of the Brick Store Museum 16mm Silent Film Collection (read more below!)

Continuous: raffle and silent auction, name that historical person, photo booth with props, mobile exhibition, plant your own Victory Garden

Presented by:

With support from:

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The end of the evening will see the world premiere of silent films recently preserved from the Brick Store Museum’s collection, taken by local photographers in the early 20th Century in and around Kennebunk.

The World Premiere and conservation of the films is generously sponsored by:gorham savings






Raffle Items include:

Tickets to Ogunquit Playhouse (thanks to Ogunquit Playhouse)

Kate Libby Calendars & Frame (thanks to Compliments Gallery)

“Old Friend” framed print (thanks to Hearth and Soul)

Addie Peet Flag Banner (thanks to Daytrip Society)

Maine Cuff Bracelet (thanks to Daytrip Society)

Portland Seadogs 4-pack tickets (thanks to the Portland SeaDogs)

“Return of Scarface” Vintage Movie Poster, c. 1935 (thanks to a Museum Friend)


Silent Auction Items include:

Tickets to Portland Symphony Orchestra (thanks to PSO)

Wool, hand-dyed indigo scarf (thanks to Ramblers Way)

The BSM Bag (membership, books, ornaments, and unique bag)

Locally-made shell shelf (thanks to Hurlbutt Designs)

Museum reproduction, Ship Mt. Washington portrait

“Marginalized” numbered print by Ogunquit artist  (thanks to the Portland SeaDogs)

Original pastel painting by artist Carol Santora (half of proceeds will go to the Animal Welfare Society in West Kennebunk!)


Interested sponsors, please click here for Sponsor Information. We are always looking for area businesses to help bring this history to life!

Are you a local organization that would like to take part in the celebration? Perform? Volunteer? Create? We’d love for you to join us. Call the Museum at (207)985-4802 or email info@brickstoremuseum.org!