Families are invited to bring apples and press their own cider at the Pownalborough Court House in Dresden on Sunday, Sept. 29. Members of the stewardship committee of the historic site at 23 Courthouse Road, off Route 128, will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to advise participants on the use of an electric grinder or a traditional press.
A bushel of apples makes two dozen gallons of cider. One should keep in mind that perfect apples are not necessary to make excellent cider.
Doughnuts will be served, and containers for the cider will be provided at no charge. The event is free, although donations will be accepted to benefit the maintenance of the house museum.
The Pownalborough Court House, which is maintained by the Lincoln County Historical Association, will be open for tours. For more information, contact Kerry Cushing at 882-6817 or Tina Guy at 441-6108.
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 about the organization, visit lincolncountyhistory.org or Facebook at “Lincoln County Historical Association (Maine)” or “Pownalborough Court House Museum.”