Summer with the Past 2019

Discovering 18th and19th Century Art, Crafts, & History







Chapman-Hall House
June 24 -28, 2019
9 AM to 1 PM
Fee $65 ($55 for Members)


1811 Old Jail
August 5 - 9, 2019
9 AM to 3 PM
Fee $115 ($105 for Members)

Summer with the Past programs are open to childreb ages 7 through 11. This year sessions will be held at the Chapman-Hall House, in Damariscotta, and the 1811 Old Jail, in Wiscasset. The participants will be introduced to each site’s unique history and enjoy a variety of projects and games popular in the 18th and 19th Centuries.  These activities vary depending on the time frame of the historic site.  Among the activities planned for both sites are art and textile projects, and unique craft work.

In support of summer reading, each child can choose an historical theme book to borrow for the week.  The books have been chosen based on their historical themes, and/or their relevance to Maine.

A REGISTRATION FORMis linked to this page. Pre-registration is required. If you are considering registering your child (children) and you need assistance covering the fee, please submit a letter explaining why you would like to be considered for scholarship money.  These funds have become available this year through the generous support of LCHA donors.

Children will need to bring their own snack, drink, and lunch.  Please have children arrive on time to begin the day’s activities, and please, pick them up promptly at the end of the day’s program.   We look forward to meeting your child and sharing a fun week of history and activities.  Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Louise Miller, LCHA Education Director, oversees Summer with the Past program. She brings to the program an extensive background in museum work and school programs built on American history, particularly daily life in the 18th and early 19th centuries.  During the rest of the year, Louise is working with mid-coast schools and home schools to enhance awareness of LCHA’s three historic sites and the roles they played in the development of the Lincoln County we know today.