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Originally published in Compass, June 27, 2013
Wilson Museum hosts Living History

Wilson Museum Living History

This July and August, the Museum will host demonstrations of several crafts from times past and today, including fireside cooking, shown above..

Photo courtesy of Wilson Museum

Living history is alive and well at the Wilson Museum this summer! On Wednesdays and Sundays from 2-5 p.m. during July and August, the Museum will host demonstrations of several crafts from times past and today, according to a news release.

Joe Meltreder of Bagaduce Forge will be at the Museum’s forge—a perennial favorite. Temple Blackwood of Highlands Woodturning will be demonstrating in the barn. Check out his latest creation—a turned puzzle. New this summer, Elise Andréa will demonstrate watercolor painting and basket making. These demonstrations are free of charge.

The 18th century John Perkins House will offer fireside cooking demonstrations on select Wednesdays in July and August (July 10, 17, 24, August 7, 14, 21) as part of a guided tour of the home. See foods being prepared on a large kitchen fireplace. Sometimes a sample may be available to taste. A Civil War encampment will come to life on the grounds of the Wilson Museum on August 3 and 4 as reenactors from the 20th Maine, Company B, perform drills, marches and give informal lectures. The Company B reenactors, a living history group dedicated to preserving the memory of Maine’s Civil War volunteers, consists of men and women from all over the state.

Step back in time or learn a new, old craft on a visit to the Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street in Castine. For more information on these or other Wilson Museum programs, contact 326-9247 or info@wilsonmuseum.org.