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SUMMER 2018

  • Memorial Day Observance at Pownalborough Court House at 11:00 AM Monday, May 28

  • Dedication of Wheelchair Accessible Trail at Pownalborough Court House at 10:00AM on June 2. This date is National Trails Day. John LeMieux of the Amputee Association of Maine will be on hand.

  • Opening Reception of this summer's exhibit at the Museum and Old Jail! from 5-7 PM on June 9. Please come, celebrate the history of our sailing ships, and enjoy a refreshment.

  • Planting of American Chestnut Seedlings from the American Chestnut Foundation of Maine to be planted at Pownalborough Court House at 10:00 AM on Saturday June 16.

  • "Summer with the Past" Childrens Day Camp Program at Chapman-Hall House from 9AM to 1 PM June 25-29 (LINK)

  • "Summer with the Past" Childrens Day Camp Program at Pownalborough Court House from 9AM to 3 PM July 9-13 (LINK)

  • Kermess 2018 at the Pownalborough Court House - BBQ & Blues 5 PM Sunday, July 22 This is LCHA's annual gala and fund raiser, featuring music by Matt & the Barnburners, cake walk and auction. (LINK)

  • "Summer with the Past" Childrens Day Camp Program at Old Jail from 9AM to 3 PM August 6-10 (LINK)

Lincoln County Historical Association Offers
New Exhibits and Events at Three Sites

The summer season for Lincoln County Historical Association (LCHA) begins on June 2, when the doors are open at the Old Jail in Wiscasset, the Chapman-Hall House in Damariscotta, and the Pownalborough Court House in Dresden.

MUSEUM AND OLD JAIL SUMMER EXHIBIT 2018

“Sails on the Sheepscot,” the summer exhibit at the Museum and Old Jail, will delight the eye of sailors and landlubbers alike. The exhibit celebrates the splendid ships and world-renowned shipbuilders, captains, merchants, fishermen, whalers and explorers who worked in or sailed from Wiscasset in vessels rugged and graceful, all powered by the wind.

From 1605, when Samuel de Champlain is rumored to have traded with native inhabitants in Wiscasset, to Donald MacMillan who sailed from Wiscasset with Admiral Peary in the 1920s; from the whaling ship named Wiscasset to the privateer Grand Turk; from Pendleton’s Ship Yard on White’s Island to Captains Tucker and Nickels; and to the schooners Hesper and Luther B. Little who declined on our shores, Wiscasset is steeped in maritime tradition. The public is encouraged to see this one-season-only exhibit and savor the spirit of those special years.

We are excited to offer you this invitation to the opening reception of this summer's exhibit at the Museum and Old Jail! Please come, celebrate the history of our sailing ships, and enjoy a refreshment, on June 9th from 5-7 pm.

POWNELBOROUGH COURT HOUSE SUMMER EXHIBIT 2018

“The Lay of the Land” is the title of the Pownalborough Court House summer exhibit. In 1772 ensign George Sproule of the British infantry produced a map titled “Plan of the Coast from Kennebec River to Round Pond.” It was an important advance in mapping of the Maine coast because, unlike earlier (and, for a while, later) maps which focused more on property boundaries and not so much on the actual geographical location of features, Sproule’s map captured the geography of the coastline in fine and beautifully drawn detail, and also marked objects of interest such as churches, houses and roads. This wonderful work of art was recently donated to LCHA by Dennis Dunbar of Westport Island. It has been installed on the third floor of the Pownalborough Court House where it is the centerpiece of an exhibit of equipment used for surveying the land as well as items pertaining to food, clothing and shelter during the period.

 

Be a Docent or Greeter

We always need volunteers to lead tours or be on hand to greet visitors while tours are in session.

If you are interested in local history, this is a great opportunity to learn more and perhaps share your knowledge. DOCENTS AND GREETERS are needed at the Pownalborough Court House in Dresden, the Old Jail in Wiscasset, and the Chapman-Hall House in Damariscotta

Email info@lincolncountyhistory.org or call 207-882-6817

 

 

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