Museum Celebrates 79th Birthday

June 9, 2015

KENNEBUNK, MAINE – On July 1, 2015, the Brick Store Museum on Main Street will turn 79 years old! The Museum, housed in five nineteenth-century buildings, was founded as an art and historical non-profit museum on July 1, 1936 by artist Edith Barry. To celebrate, the Museum will host an Open Door Day, welcoming in guests through the original front door of its brick building, which is rarely opened. All admission tickets will be $1.00, in honor of historic admission prices in 1936. To end the day, Museum Director Cynthia Walker will give a presentation at 5:30pm on Edith Barry’s storied life.

Exhibitions now on view include Visual Storytelling: Celebrating Maine Illustrators; Memory in Black & White: Early 20th-Century Photographs of Albion Moody; and Kennebunk History in 50 Objects. Ongoing programs are produced monthly, including workshops, lectures, and concerts. The Museum now offers an “Early Morning Hour” from 9:00am – 10:00am on Thursdays to allow children and parents to explore the Museum at their own pace. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, and is participating in downtown Kennebunk’s Third Friday ArtWalk, during which museum admission is complimentary from 5:00pm – 8:00pm, every third Friday of the month.

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The Brick Store Museum is located at 117 Main Street in Kennebunk’s historic district.  For 76 years, the Museum has been dedicated to preserving and exhibiting the region’s rich cultural and artistic heritage.  Its galleries and research archives are open to the public year-round: Tuesdays – Fridays, 10 – 4:30 and Saturdays, 10 – 1.  Museum admission is $7.50 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $20 for families. Saturdays are half price for families! Visit www.brickstoremuseum.org or call 207-985-4802 for further information.