Among the local inventions on display, visitors could find a nineteenth-century snowplow made by Kennebunk man Timothy Varney; a magnetic clock; a barn frame loom; shipbuilding tools; and a local man’s 1896 college thesis on electricity and its current.
Since colonial times, New England has been known for its industry, technology, and spirit of inventiveness. “Yankee ingenuity”, a term that strongly evokes the New England character, reflects traditions of invention, resourcefulness and craftmanship that emerged over a period of more than three centuries. This exhibit highlighted some of Kennebunk’s inventors and traditional tools from the 18th-19th century.
This exhibit was made possible with generous support from The B&B Team.