On Feb. 3, the Lincoln County Historical Association will offer the first of four presentations by local artists and historians in its 2019 Winter Lecture Series. The lectures begin at 1 p.m. on Sundays, Feb. 3, 10 and 24, and March 3, in the Communications (or “911”) Building behind the Lincoln County Court House in Wiscasset. Coffee and homemade pastries will be served. Suggested donation is $5. The full schedule is as follows:
Feb. 3: Restoration painter and videographer Doreen Conboy of Alna will take us on a visual tour of “Early Lincoln County paintwork - Stenciling, Grain Painting, and Murals, and the stories behind them.”
Feb. 10: Michael Dekker, historian, re-enactor, and author of books on the French and Indian Wars in Maine, will speak on “Resistance and Reprisal: The Scots-Irish of Mid-Coast Maine During the French and Indian War.”
Feb. 24: Jane Bianco, associate curator at the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, will speak on “Maine and the Index of American Design,” a current exhibit at the Farnsworth. The Index is a pictorial survey of the nation’s crafts and decorative arts.
March 3: Master shipwright Leon Poindexter will speak on John Paul Jones’ first command, the ship Providence, and on restoring its full-scale replica in Wiscasset Harbor this winter.
Feb. 17 and March 10 have been reserved as alternate dates in case any of cancellations due to weather conditions.
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 our website at www.lincolncountyhistory.org or on Facebook at Lincoln County Historical Association Maine.