Lincoln County Historical Association

Children are invited to discover 18th and 19th century art, crafts and history

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 7:45am

    Lincoln County Historical Association again offers Summer with the Past, a week-long program for children ages 7 through 11.  The last session for this summer will be held at the 1811 Old Jail and Museum in Wiscasset, Aug. 5-9.  

    The children will be introduced to the Old Jail's unique history through a variety of projects and games popular in the 19th century.  There will be art and textile projects and unique craft work. Each child will be encouraged to read a book that may be borrowed for the week. The books have been 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, education director of Lincoln County Historical Association’s Education Outreach program. The program’s goal is to provide children with a greater understanding and appreciation of the unique history of Lincoln County and the people whose skills were part of this history.

    Pre-registration is required. The fee is $115 for non-members, and $105 for members. Scholarships are available. Further details and registration information can be found on the LCHA website: 

    Information can also be mailed. Please contact LCHA by phone (207 882-6817) or e-mail 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.