Lincoln County Historical Association’s Chapman-Hall House museum is kicking off a new fundraising project to celebrate the art of Maurice “Jake” Day and support the historic site. The stewardship committee for this antique cape is selling 100% cotton tea towels imprinted with Jake Day’s charming pen & ink drawing.
Day is best known for his work on the Walt Disney movie “Bambi.” Before and after his time with Disney, he was an illustrator of children’s books and popular magazines. Locally, he is known for his whimsical paintings of woodland animals, seascapes, and paintings of the Katahdin Mountain region.
The Chapman-Hall House, dated to 1754, is the oldest home in Damariscotta. Originally built by Nathaniel Chapman, a housewright from Ipswich, Mass., the house has been called the sentinel of Main Street. The house is currently closed due to the Coronavirus. Please check lincolncoutyhistory.org for future opening details.
The stewardship committee thanks Dan and Sandi Day for permission to use Day’s drawing. The towels are priced at $8 and can be ordered via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 832-5759.
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, please visit lincolncountyhistory.org or Facebook at Lincoln County Historical Association.