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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

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, outreach@hhltmaine.org or www.harpswellhistorical.org, 207-833-6322.