“Storytime on the Lawn,” a free program presented by Historic New England and the Wiscasset Public Library, will take place at the library from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, July 26. Join Historic New England’s Julia Einstein and Hope Mowry for a morning of reading books and special activities based on the Wiscasset Public Library’s summer-vacation reading theme, “Build a Better World,” with special emphasis on buildings and architecture. The program will combine story time with summertime games to introduce children ages 5-12 to ideas about New England’s history. The event will get creative with the book “The Town That Got Out of Town,” by Robert Priest.
Wiscasset Public Library is located at 21 High St. in Wiscasset, just a block away from Castle Tucker.
Family Day, with lawn games and house tours, will take place from noon-2 p.m. on July 26 at Historic New England’s Castle Tucker. One can take a tour of the house designed especially for families, play games, join in the sport of lawn tennis, read, and imagine what it was like to live in Victorian times. Families are invited to pack a picnic and enjoy a summer day much like Mollie and Richard Tucker and their five children did in the mid to late 19th century.
Historic New England youth programs make history fun for even the youngest child. For more information, contact Julia Einstein at 384-2454 ext. 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org.