Industry and Virtue Joined
Written to accompany the museum's 2015 needlework exhibition, Industry and Virtue Joined includes close-up, color photos of more than 140 Maine and New Hampshire schoolgirl embroideries, along with biographical information about their makers.
$28.99, $4.99 shipping

From the Elegant to the Everyday
With color photographs of more than 50 garments – many never published before – From the Elegant to the Everyday highlights the major fashion trends that affected men's and women's clothing styles from the mid-18th to the mid-20th centuries.
$19.99, $4.99 shipping

I My Needle Ply With Skill
I My Needle Ply with Skill was written to accompany the Saco Museum exhibit of Maine schoolgirl needlework. This fascinating book includes color photos of, and information about, the more than one hundred Maine samplers in the exhibit.
$25.99, $4.99 shipping

Welcome to the Saco Museum

Current Exhibitions

Pastel Painters of Maine Juried Exhibition
August 24 - October 21, 2022
The Pastel Society of Maine (PSME) is hosting their 2022 Open Juried Exhibition, "Pastels Only," at the Saco Museum. This special exhibition will display works of pastel artists from Maine and beyond. "Pastels Only" will be on view from August 24 through October 21, 2022.

PSME, originally established in 1999 as the Pastel Painters of Maine (PPOM), promotes public awareness of pastels and creates a network for local and regional pastel artists. The general membership of PSME meets quarterly with an educational program or artist demonstration. Yearly activities include paint-outs, paint-ins, retreats, workshops, and exhibitions. The society publishes a newsletter several times a year and has a well-stocked lending library available to all PSME members.

Upcoming Exhibitions

The 18th Annual Festival of Trees
November 25 - December 29, 2022