Join us for events in the Meetinghouse

Join us at the historic First Parish Meetinghouse, 7 Meetinghouse Road.

All events will take place at the First Parish Meetinghouse at 7 Meetinghouse Road in Biddeford, except the Saco River cruises.

Any changes to the calendar will be made public on facebook and here.

Donations from non-members (members have already made a yearly contribution) gratefully accepted for the work of Biddeford Historical Society, including preservation of our community's Meetinghouse-its oldest public building.

For more information, please send an email.


2023 Season Events

May 20 – Saturday – 1:00 pm: Annual Members’ Meeting

May - (day TBA): Planting of the Heritage Garden in the fashion of our Native American Ancestors. Following the last full moon.

June 7 – Wednesday - 6:30 pm: Presentation on the “Churches of Biddeford” by Board Member, Dan Lamontagne

July 11- Tuesday – 6:30 pm: Presentation on “Myths and Reality in our History” by Board Member, Paul McDonough

July 22 - Saturday – 1:00 pm: Independence Celebration of the reading of portions of the Declaration of Independence, and Reading of the Biddeford High School Annual Biddeford History Essay Contest winners

July 29 – Saturday - 6:30 pm: Presentation on the Mills of Biddeford by Board Member, Dan Leblond

August 5 – Saturday - 6:30 pm: Presentation by the Cemetery Committee – Concentration on the family graves and earliest citizens of Lower Biddeford

August – (day TBD): Presentation on the history of the Inns of Biddeford Pool

September 9 – Saturday - (time TBD): Presentation on the earliest distribution transactions of land and deeds (particularly by William Phillips) of the area of the lower Saco River Valley by Bruce Tucker, President of the Alfred Historical Society

Late September - Exact date TBD: Presentation of “Liberty Defended” with City Theatre at the Meetinghouse

November 11 – Saturday - 1:00 pm: Veterans Day Annual Celebration

Four Historical Boat Cruises on the Saco River available in the months of June, July, August, and September.


Click to view video: Pepperell Mills, the Melting Pot

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If you aren't interested in becoming a member, we welcome donations as well.