Visit the Counting House Museum, South Berwick, ME

Coming Events

September 28, 2017 - Stranger Danger: Indians, Africans, English, and the World of Atlantic Slavery

7:30 pm (Berwick Academy)

 Perched on the edge of the English Atlantic empire, New England’s people and economy were intertwined with the wider English Caribbean world. At the center of it all were the enslaved people—Africans and Indians—who worked in thousands of English homes and farms. Dr. Linford Fisher grapples with the meaning of such cultural interactions, the realities of slavery, and the connections between New England and a wider Atlantic world of trade, culture, and commerce. READ MOREPhoto credit: John Carter Brown Library

7:00 pm - (South Berwick Public Library)

The Biddeford Mills Museum will be visiting the South Berwick Public Library to present a program called “The Mill Girls,” which intertwines historical fact with real life experience. The presentation is co-sponsored by the Old Berwick Historical Society. Read more


Loosely based on the Hike Through History, an interactive scavenger hunt and a visit to an old Speakeasy. And what's the best part?   It's adults only - because why should kids have all of the fun?!!  READ MORE

Museum open weekends 1-4 pm

through October, year round by appointment


What they're saying about Forgotten Frontier

Our untold past comes to life in South Berwick - Maine Sunday Telegram

New Exhibit Opening Helps Right History WCSH6 video

Conjuring Seacoast Life in the 1600s by J. Dennis Robinson, SeacoastOnline 



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