Maine Stay Inn Guests Tour Kennebunkport's Historic Nott House
During the evening of Saturday, March 4, 2006, guests of the Maine Stay Inn attended a private reception and house tour of the historic Nott House in Kennebunkport's Historic District. While enjoying hors d'oeuvres, punch and celestial sounds from a local harpist, attendees had the opportunity to learn from docents the history of this magnificent home and how it came to be part of Kennebunkport's Historical Society.
The Nott House represents life as it existed in the mid 1800's when Kennebunkport's shipbuilding industry thrived and made this quaint town one of the wealthiest in New England. The carpets, furnishings, wallpaper, and artifacts are original to the house. They are a reflection of four generations of the Perkins and Nott families who occupied the home from the late 1700's through to the mid-1900's.
The function was sponsored by The Historic Inns of Kennbunkport. Each of the innkeepers brought their favorite hors d'oeuvres. All guests of the inns received a package with the recipes of all of the hors d'oeuvres.
At the end of the evening a raffle was held and a Maine Stay Inn gift certificate awarded to one of the lucky couples who attended.