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. Photo credit: John Carter Brown Library

Francis Raynes The largest expansion of display space in decades at the Counting House, Village Voices occupies the historic second-floor hall. The exhibit chronicles 400 years of enterprise in the region through the lives of residents who have shaped key trades. 
Stories of six individuals who ventured out are presented using an array of historic objects, photographs and maps that illustrate South Berwick's economic transformation from 1630 to 2010: sawmilling, agriculture, shipbuilding and maritime trade, shoemaking and leatherworking, textile manufacturing, and small business.  The display will be on view permanently.

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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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