Members of the public are invited to bring apples and press their own cider at Pownalborough Courthouse, at 23 Courthouse Road in Dresden, on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The stewardship committee of the historic site will provide participants with 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 from Clark Farms in Damariscotta 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 courthouse.
The courthouse, which is maintained by the Lincoln County Historical Association, will be open for tours.
In case of rain, the cider-pressing will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7. 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 Courthouse in Dresden, and the 1811 Old Jail and Museum in Wiscasset. For more information about the organization, go to lincolncountyhistory.org or to Facebook at “Lincoln County Historical Association (Maine).”