Art crafts

‘Summer with the Past’ introduces children to 18th and 19th century arts, crafts and history

The Lincoln County Historical Association (LCHA) will offer its annual Summer with the Past, exploring 18th and 19th century arts, crafts and history for children ages 7-11. Sessions will be held at Chapman-Hall House in Damariscotta, June 27-July 1. , and at the Old Jail and Museum of 1811 in Wiscasset, August 8-12.

Children will be introduced to the unique history of each site and will enjoy projects and games popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. These activities vary depending on the duration of the historic site. Activities planned for both sites include art and textile projects and unique crafts. In support of summer reading, each child can choose a book to borrow for the week. Books were chosen based on their historical themes and/or relevance to Maine.

The program was designed by Louise T. Miller, Director of Education for LCHA’s Education Outreach Program. The goal of this program is to give children a better understanding of the unique history of Lincoln County and its people.

Pre-registration is required. For more details and registration information, please visit and click on Learn and Youth Programs. To request that information be mailed to you, please contact LCHA by telephone (882-6817), write to LCHA at PO Box 61, Wiscasset, ME 04578, or email [email protected]

Space is limited, so please register early.