Visit the Counting House Museum, South Berwick, ME

Coming Events

Wednesday November 2 - Prisoners of War: Durham and the fate of the Scots in 1650 

(7:30pm - Berwick Academy - Whipple Arts Center) 

Dr. Andrew Millard, Durham University,  North News and Pictures 
Dr. Andrew Millard, Durham University, North News and Pictures

A scholar investigating the centuries-old mystery surrounding the last resting place of captive Scottish will visit a region in America where some of their comrades were taken after the brutal Battle of Dunbar in 1650.

Dr. Chris Gerrard, head of the department of archeology at Durham University, England, will present a lecture on the fate of 17th century soldiers imprisoned at Durham.  These men had been caught in a religious war that catapulted them across Europe and America—including southeastern Maine and Seacoast New Hampshire, where many descendants live today. 

Read more ...


Become a member


It's easy and fast

Our volunteers work hard to connect you to local history.  Please help us, and support our museum and programs, by joining the Old Berwick Historical Society. Only takes a minute. Please click here.

Search the site

Just Give 

JSN Epic template designed by