||From the Elegant to the
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.
||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.
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The Language of Art: Student Art Show
March 7 - April 25
Don't miss our biennial student art show! This year theme, "The Language of Art", focuses on the principles of art. The principles of art are the guidelines that govern the way artists organize the elements of art. These principles are balance, color, shape, line, texture, form, value, space, unity, contrast, pattern and rhythm.
"Industry and Virtue Joined": Schoolgirl Needlework of Northern New England
May 9 - October 4, 2015
After the Saco Museum's successful 2013 sampler exhibit, "I My Needle Ply With Skill," and the book by the same title, the museum has been recognized as an important repository for and center of scholarship on northern New England samplers and silk embroideries. This spring and summer the museum offers a second exhibit on schoolgirl needlework, with extensively researched and documented samplers and silk embroideries from Maine and New Hampshire. Don't miss this chance to see never before exhibited samplers from the tail end of the 18th century through the mid 19th century and learn about the female academies in which they were created.