DRESDEN

The Lincoln County Historical Association will host the 61st annual Memorial Day observance at 11 a.m. Monday, May 25, at the flag pole on the parade ground of the (1761) Pownalborough Court House. Masonic Chaplain Bruce Alexander, of Dresden, assisted by local Revolutionary War Living History group, with camp followers and families, will lead the program of honor for fallen soldiers, according to a news release from the association.

After being called to order, the gathered will proceed up the woods road a few hundred yards to the Court House cemetery. Here veteran soldiers of three wars will be remembered through spoken words and the placing of lilac blooms and white pine tassels upon the graves. Participants will then return to the flag pole for the raising of colors to full staff in combination with a gun salute given by the living historians.

Attendees are encouraged to stay on after the ceremonies to enjoy the grounds of the Pownalborough Court House, take a walk on the nature trail following along the high bank of the Kennebec River through an old stand of white pine, explore the trail system across Route 128.

The Court House will be open, free to the public, shortly after the ceremony, according to the release.

Normal summer hours for the Court House are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Memorial Day to Columbus Day; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, July and August. Suggested donation is $5 per adult, proceeds will benefit building maintenance.

For more information, visit lincolncountyhistory.org or call Jay Robbins at 737-2239.