Join us for events in the Meetinghouse

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

Vaccinated? Masks optional.
Unvaccinated? Please wear a mask.
Please do not attend if you feel unwell.

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.

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2022 Season Events

View a video created by one of our Board Members:
Click to view video: Pepperell Mills, the Melting Pot

May 14th at 2:00 p.m. Biddeford Historical Society Annual Meeting.  This event is open to the public.  Our keynote speaker is Art Mattson, author of Water and Ice, the story of two 1830s shipwrecks, the Bristol and the Mexico. The three-masted barque Mexico had been returning to New York City from a voyage to Europe when a winter storm drove it onto a sandbar just 200 yards off the south shore of Long Island. Over 100 passengers and crew froze to death. Noah Jordan, the first mate from Biddeford Maine, was one of the victims. - Click to view more info.

May 17th, at 7:00 p.m. Dana Peck will  speak on The History of the Corner Store in Biddeford. Admission: Members - free; Non-members - $12 - Click to view more info.

June 4th, First Annual Plant Sale.

June 21st, Seth Goldstein, Portland and Maine’s Complicity in the Economics of Atlantic World Slavery. Admission: Members - free; Non-members - $12 - Click to view more info.

June 26th, Ron Romano, historian and author of Early Gravestones of Southern Maine and Portland's Historic Eastern Cemetery will give a tour of Biddeford's Greenwood Cemetery.  Tours are scheduled at 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m., each limited to 20 people. Admission: $12 - Click to view more info.

July 17th, The Declaration of Independence was read on July 24th, 1776 at the First Parish Meetinghouse.  We will celebrate that historical event with lectures and a reading of the Declaration of Independence.  

Paul McDonough will host the second annual historic Saco River Cruise, scheduled for July, August and September. Dates and time will be announced later. 

An Art Show is scheduled for August

September 24th at 2:00 p.m. Textile Preservation lecture.

October 8th at 1:30 p.m. a walking tour of historic Clifford Park

November 12 we will honor Veterans with our second Veteran's Remembrance Ceremony. 


Completed 2022 Season Events

April 20th, at 7:00 p.m. Dana Peck, ex-officio board member of the Biddeford Historical Society will give a talk on "Pepperell, The Melting Pot, The History of the Industrial Revolution in America" at the First Parish Meetinghouse. Admission: Members - free; Non-members - $12 - Click to view more info.


Support Us (and Your Belongings) with this Canvas Tote

These cotton canvas bags are made in Maine.

Support the First Parish Meetinghouse with a donation of $15.00
and receive one of these versatile, sturdy bags.

Available during Meetinghouse Events or
by appointment (send an email).
We could ship to you (+$7.95 fee) through the button below.

Support us (and your belongings) with this canvas tote
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