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Originally published in Castine Patriot, July 24, 2014
Wilson Museum sets date to dedicate Education Center

The new Educational Center at the Wilson Museum

The Wilson Museum in Castine, Maine has transformed its historic barn into an Education Center, and will hold a dedication, open to the public, on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 5 p.m.,

after an afternoon of family activities.

Photo courtesy of Wilson Museum

A dedication ceremony will be held at the Wilson Museum in Castine for the newly completed year-round Education Center on Friday, August 1. By combining and rehabilitating structures already on the museum campus, this facility will now allow the museum to offer students, visitors and the community an expanded lecture and meeting area with kitchen privileges and handicap accessible restrooms, according to a press release.

Beginning at 2 p.m., an afternoon and evening of fun activities are planned, including woodturning and woodworking in the Education Center, blacksmithing in the nearby Blacksmith Shop, a scavenger hunt in and around the Wilson Museum, and light refreshments. At 5 p.m. the building will be formally dedicated to the Hutchins family who have served the Wilson Museum over four generations. At 6 p.m. the festivities move to the shore side of the museum campus where the Castine Town Band will hold its annual outdoor concert. Bring a picnic, a chair or blanket and enjoy the afternoon activities and free concert.

For more information contact the Wilson Museum at 326-9247 or