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Voyages Family Fun Series
Voyages Family Fun Series


Voyages Family Fun Series

This series, presented in conjunction with the Saco Museum’s major exhibition Voyages and the Age of Sail, will give you and your family four great reasons to visit the Saco Museum this summer! On four days in July and August 2011, you can learn how to tie different nautical knots, learn about sunken treasure and shipwrecks around Wood Island Light, listen to sea shanties, and examine the art of the sea and take home your own maritime art creation. All of these programs are FREE for children and their families!


Sea Shanties and Life on the High Seas

On Thursday, July 7 at 5 p.m., musicians Julie & Brownie will be coming to the Dyer Library, performing songs about life aboard pirate ships crossing the Atlantic. This program is also offered in conjunction with our “One World, Many Stories” Summer Reading program. Come and join us for an evening filled with music, danger at sea, and fun!

Thursday, July 7 at 5:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Saco Museum


Art of the Ocean

It’s a two-for-one!  This program is offered as part of our series presented in conjunction with the Saco Museum’s major exhibition Voyages and the Age of Sail and is also an “official” Friday morning summer reading program! Come on down to this Summer Solar Workshop and create your own seascape—just like the ones you see in the Saco Museum exhibit Voyages and the Great Age of Sail. Using the sun’s rays and solar paper, we will be painting the sea. Enjoy a tour of the exhibition to get your inspiration for your own epic artwork.


Friday, July 8 at 11 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Deering Room, Dyer Library


All Tied up in Nautical Knots


Come to the Saco Museum and learn about nautical knots! Sailors use a variety of specialized knots while at sea. Enjoy the Voyages exhibit while learning how to tie these knots. We’ll have a competition to see who can tie their knots the fastest!

Thursday, August 11 at 10:30 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Saco Museum


Shipwrecks and Wood Island

Shipwrecks are on of the great dangers for sailors. Wood Island Light, located in Biddeford Pool, has served as beacon for ships since 1808. Despite it’s bright light, there have been many shipwrecks around the area. Sheri Poftak from Friends of Wood Island Light will be here to talk about the dangers and heroic rescues of shipwrecks plus a sea-related craft.

Thursday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Saco Museum