2017-01-12 / Community News

Saco Museum to open ‘Winter’ exhibit Jan. 17 to Feb. 25

Saco Museum will hold “Winter in Maine,” on view from Jan. 17 through Feb. 25.

Maine winters can be long and cold and in the days before central heat and modern insulated clothing, they probably felt even colder. Frigid temperatures, frozen ground and mountains of snow can be a challenge. However, New Englanders are hardy people, and have long made the best of the winter months. “Winter in Maine” will explore the way Mainers have worked and played in the cold winter months during the last 200 years. The exhibition will examine traditional winter work, such as logging and ice harvesting, as well as a variety of winter outdoor recreations like sledding, skating, snowshoeing, and skiing. Since frosty air, both indoors and out, make it a struggle to stay warm, “Winter in Maine” will also feature an array of household accessories and clothing items aimed at keeping people cozy during cold weather.

Dyer Library/Saco Museum is located at 371 Main St. (Route 1) in downtown Saco. Free parking.

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