LCHA helps children discover 18th and 19th century art, crafts and history

Sat, 06/11/2022 - 8:30am
    “Summer with the Past, Discovering 18th and 19th Century Art, Crafts and History” is again offered by the Lincoln County Historical Association (LCHA) for children ages 7 through 11. The program includes a week in July at the Chapman-Hall House, which has been filled, but registrations are still being accepted for the week of Aug. 8-12 at the 1811 Old Jail and Museum in Wiscasset.
    The children will be introduced to the site’s unique history and enjoy a variety of projects and games popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Included in the activities are art and textile projects as well as unique craft work. In support of summer reading, each child can choose an historical theme book to borrow for the week. The books were chosen for their historical themes, and/or their relevance to Maine.
    “Summer with the Past, Discovering 18th and 19th Century Art, Crafts, and History” was designed by Louise T. Miller, educationdDirector of LCHA’s Education Outreach program. The goal of this program is to provide children with a greater understanding of the unique history of Lincoln County and the people whose skills were part of the history.
    Pre-registration is required; further details and registration information can be found on the LCHA website: Simply navigate to Learn, then Youth Programs. To request information to be mailed to you, please contact LCHA by phone (207 882-6817), write LCHA at, Post Office Box 61, Wiscasset, ME  04578, or email at Space is limited, so please register early.
    The Lincoln County Historical Association is a non-profit organization that provides stewardship for the 1754 Chapman-Hall House in Damariscotta, the 1761 Pownalborough Court House in Dresden, and the 1811 Old Jail and Museum in Wiscasset.  For more information, visit or Lincoln County Historical Association (Maine) on Facebook.