Registration is now open for Summer with the Past, three week-long day camp sessions for children ages 7 through 11. Sponsored by the Lincoln County Historical Association, each session will be held at a different Lincoln County Historical Association site: the 1754 Chapman-Hall House in Damariscotta, June 26-30; the 1761 Pownalborough Court House in Dresden, July 10-14; and the 1811 Old Jail in Wiscasset, Aug. 7–11.
The children will be introduced to each site’s unique history and a variety of art projects and games popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. The activities have been chosen to give them a better understanding of the way young people spent their free time in Lincoln County more than 200 years ago. The projects vary, depending on the historic site. This year, a highlight for each of the programs will be the construction of hand puppets. In support of summer reading, each child will choose an history-themed book to borrow for the week and read at home.
Summer with the Past was created by Louise Miller, coordinator of Lincoln County Historical Association’s education outreach program. The goal of this program is to provide children with a greater understanding of the unique history of this part of New England.
Details and registration information can be found at lincolncountyhistory.org. To request a brochure and registration form, call 882-6817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited, so please register early.
The Lincoln County Historical Association is a nonprofit 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, go to lincolncountyhistory.org or “Lincoln County Historical Association (Maine)” on Facebook.