Harpswell Historical Society
A Celebration of Traditional
Handcrafts and Subsistence Skills
Join Harpswell Heritage Land Trust and Harpswell Historical Society for
a celebration of traditional handcrafts and subsistence skills.
Saturday, Oct. 1 from 12-4 p.m., rain or shine, at the Harpswell
Historical Society, 929 Harpswell Neck Road. For all ages, there will be
many things to see, do and learn about during this free event
celebrating Harpswell’s history.
- Observe demonstrations of skills and
handcrafts, including weaving baskets, spinning wool, weaving cloth,
hooking rugs, woodworking, churning butter and more. Many of the
demonstrations encourage active participation.
- Deepen your understanding of Harpswell’s
rich history through a tour of the old graveyard and Meeting House.
Browse the historic artifacts in the museum. Learn about the
architecture of the historic buildings in Harpswell Center.
- Help press cider and sip it warmed with
cookies in the Historical Society Museum kitchen. Harpswell Coastal
Academy will have other food for sale as well.
- Visit sheep from Two Coves Farm in the
town’s historic cattle pound.
- Enjoy live music provided by Harpswell
Coastal Academy’s House Band and others.
- Listen to readings in the Meeting House and
a reenactor’s stories in the graveyard.
- Bring your kids to learn from a period
schoolmarm in the one-room schoolhouse, play with toys of long ago
and listen to storybooks in a fishing schooner stern.
- Check out antique cars.
For more information: www.hhltmaine.org,
207-837-9613, email@example.com or www.harpswellhistorical.org,