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Harpswell Historical Society

Incorporated 1979

929 Harpswell Neck Road
Harpswell, Maine  04079
harpshistory@gmail.com

The Harpswell Historical Society is dedicated to the discovery, identification, collection, preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of materials relating to the history of Harpswell and its people.
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Harpswell Historical Society
Harpswell Day: A Celebration of Traditional Handcrafts and Subsistence Skills

Below is for 2017, but 2018 should be silmilar
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, 12-4 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Harpswell Historical Society, 929 Harpswell Neck Rd

Join Harpswell Historical Society and Harpswell Heritage Land Trust for a celebration of traditional handcrafts and subsistence skills. This event happens rain or shine at the Harpswell Historical Society Museum, Centennial Hall, the Old Meeting House, the one room schoolhouse and outdoors. For all ages, there will be much to see, do and learn about during this free event celebrating Harpswell’s history.

  • Observe demonstrations of skills and handcrafts, including basket weaving, woodworking, butter churning, quilting, knitting lobster trap heads, making herbal remedies, beekeeping and more. Many of the demonstrations encourage active participation.
  • Deepen your understanding of Harpswell’s rich history through browsing the museum and going on guided tours of the graveyard and historic buildings.
  • Help press cider and enjoy an apple tasting.
  • Enjoy lunch for sale by New Beet Market, ice cream scooped by Harpswell Coastal Academy and handmade candy from the Island Candy Company.
  • Visit sheep from Two Coves Farm in the town’s historic cattle pound.
  • Enjoy live music and storytelling.
  • Bring your kids to learn from a period schoolmarm in the one-room schoolhouse and play a hoop and stick game of long ago.

For more information: www.hhltmaine.org, 207-837-9613, outreach@hhltmaine.org or www.harpswellhistorical.org, 207-833-6322.