Summer fun at local historic sites

Sat, 06/03/2023 - 1:15pm

    Lincoln County Historical Association's annual day camp for kids, “Summer with the Past, Discovering 18th and 19th Century Art, Crafts and History,” is again offered for children ages 7 through 11.  This year’s sessions will be held at the Chapman-Hall House in Damariscotta, June 26 – June 30, and at the 1811 Old Jail and Museum in Wiscasset, Aug. 7 - 11.  

    The children 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.  Included in 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.
    Summer with the Past, Discovering 18th and 19th Century Art, Crafts, and History was designed by Louise T. Miller, Education Director of the Lincoln County Historical Association’s Education Outreach program.  The program’s goal is to provide children with a greater understanding of the unique history of Lincoln County and the people whose skills were part of that history.
    Pre-registration is required, further details and registration information can be found on the LCHA website:  - click on Learn and scroll down to 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.