The Friends of Colonial Pemaquid announce the opening of their new gift shop located in the Fort House on the grounds of Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site. Hours will be weekend afternoons noon-5 p.m. on Saturday and noon-4 p.m. on Sunday from Aug. 24 through Oct. 14.
Visitors to the site at those times will also have access to the Fort House itself – a late 18th century farmhouse that was built near the location of Fort Frederick and was the home of local families for several generations.
The shop itself offers a wide variety of affordable gifts ranging from site-related, “branded” items as well as Colonial toys, works by local artists and authors, Maine crafts, salt glaze pottery, Maine and Celtic music, pirate novelties, locally sourced French utility soap, luxury body bars, baking extracts, and shell ornaments, as well as books for young readers, including “Downwind from Pemaquid,” an accurate and well-told historical account of an attack on the English village at Pemaquid in 1676 as told by a fictional teenage witness.
The Friends of Colonial Pemaquid invite the public to stop by the new gift shop on weekends when they visit Colonial Pemaquid – the northernmost area of English influence in the 17th century.
For more information about the Friends of Colonial Pemaquid, a volunteer organization now in its 26th year, visit friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org. Be sure to follow the group on Facebook at facebook.com/pemaquidharbor.