New England Heritage Days 2020

Join us October 15 and 16, 2020 in Old York for HOME's Annual New England Heritage Days!



Old York Historical Society

Come join us in your best authentic colonial costume on October 15 for an immersive experience in colonial life in Old York! The day will include a visit to the Old York museum gallery to view colonial artifacts and hear some interesting stories of life in the 18th century. Following this, group activities will include cooking on the open hearth in the Old Jefferds Tavern, weaving linen on the tape looms and learning about textiles, and a school lesson in the old school house followed by old fashioned games. Colonial costume can be as simple as simple as a boy rolling up his pants to the knee and wearing baseball socks and a shirt and vest. Or a girl wearing a blouse and a skirt and a cap or bonnet or scarf on their head.


October 16 will include free exploration on your own around York including a hike or drive up Mt. Agamenticus,a visit to Steedman Woods and the Wiggly Bridge, and a visit to Nubble Light.


Location: Old York Historical Society 3 Lindsay Rd., York, ME


Dates: October 15 and 16, 2020


Cost: $13 per student (parents and children under 5 free). Please pre-register for this event by September 26. Receive a free HOME unit study ebook, "The Sign of the Beaver," to accompany your trip when you register!


Recommended Age Range: Ages 5 - 18


Parking: Free parking is available onsite




Suggested Overnight Accommodations


Please Pre-register using the form at the bottom of the page, no later than September 26. 


See the attached Suggested Reading list to augment your visit to Old York.


Old York Suggested Reading List
Choose books from this list to learn more about life in Colonial Times.
Suggested Reading Selections to augment
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Thursday, October 15, 2020


9:30 - 9:45am - Arrive at Old York Historical Society


10am - 12:30pm - Introduction and program activities


12:30 - 2:00pm - Lunch, and continue to tour the museum on your own. 

Please bring your own lunch. Depending on the weather, families can enjoy their lunch inside or out.


2:00 - Depart


Friday, October 16, 2020


To extend your time in York, and experience more of the area, consider adding the following activities:


Nubble Light 


Steedman Woods and Wiggly Bridge


Mount Agamenticus



Event Registration Form
Please complete and return this form to HOME, P.O. Box 159, Camden, ME 04843
Heritage Days Registration Form 2019.pdf
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* Event Refund Policy Registration fees may be refunded up to the registration deadline for this event. No refunds will be made after the registration deadline. In the event that you must cancel, please consider making your fee a donation to HOME rather than requesting a refund! If an event must be canceled or rescheduled for any reason, HOME will notify participants. Refunds will then be considered on a case by case basis, depending on whether or not the event is rescheduled.