Beginning Sunday, Feb. 4, the Lincoln County Historical Association will sponsor a series of four Sunday lectures by local artists and historians. The presentations will begin at 1 p.m. on Feb. 4, 11, and 25, and March 4 in the Lincoln County Communications Center behind the Lincoln County Courthouse in Wiscasset. Coffee and pastries will be served. The suggested donation is $5.
On Feb. 4, Teresa and Peter Fogg, of Fogg Art Restoration, will speak on the topic “Approaching Conservation and Restoration of Paintings, Frames, Textiles and Documents.”
On Feb. 11, Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee, who perform as Castlebay, will present a program of commentary and music of local origin or interest, dating from colonial and postcolonial times.
On Feb. 25, Matthew Edney, Osher Professor in the History of Cartography at the University of Southern Maine and director of the History of Cartography Project at the University of Wisconsin, will speak on “Mapping the Coast of Colonial Maine: Local Colonists vs. Imperial Agents,” with special attention to George Sproule’s 1772 map “From Kennebec River to Round Pond.”
On March 4, Peggy Konitzky, Wiscasset site manager for Historic New England, will present a lecture titled “From Nickels to Sortwells — The Life of a House,” in which she tells the story of the beautiful building’s history through its owners, occupants, and observers.
Feb. 18 and March 11 have been reserved as alternate dates in case any of the talks is canceled by weather conditions.
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 to Facebook at “Lincoln County Historical Association Maine.”