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June 26, 2007

What is The Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk, Maine?

Brick_store_museum The Brick Store Museum is a wonderful history museum located in downtown Kennebunk on Route 1.  It is dedicated to preserving the cultural and artistic heritage of the Kennebunks. We at The Captain Lord Mansion invite you to visit their distinctive buildings at the heart of Kennebunk's National Register Historic District. The museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums.  We have discount admission coupons for our guests. 

Wildthings_webposter Wild Things, the current exhibit at the museum reflects the personal collection of Kate Manko, a dealer and collector of American folk art in Moody, Maine, who has assembled the wildlife objects over a twenty-year period.  The exhibition is a visual delight of nearly 100 objects of animal life folk art, including bears, moose, elk, deer, squirrels, snakes, turtles, fish, frogs, and a wide variety of birds.  Bev and I attended the opening of this exhibit and had fun seeing these wonderfully creative objects.  It was good to see so many young people in the Museum; obviously the exhibit appeals to all ages!

The Museum has another interesting exhibit set to open this summer:

Kennebunk's Big Leaguers
The Brick Store Museum hits a home run with this exhibition on the two major league baseball players who have called Kennebunk home: "Colby Jack" Coombs (1882-1957) and his nephew Bobby Coombs (1908-1991). Bigleaguers_web

Bev and I enjoy these exhibits at the Brick Store Museum and encourage our guests to avail themselves of the offerings of this wonderful small local history museum.  Rick Litchfield, your Innkeeper


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Congrats on the blogging. What an awesome way to advertise the Mansion and help others keep up with the news of the area.
Hoping to be booking with you this fall. Our previous trip just left us spellbound. Such a gorgeous please.

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