DAMARISCOTTA — The Chapman-Hall House Historic Site, 270 Main St., will open for the season June 11 and 12. Three Traditions, a program offering insights into the Native American culture, navigation instruments of the Colonial era, and the role of the Colonial militiaman, will be presented Saturday and Sunday.

Dressed in mid 18th century costumes, living history professionals will share with visitors a look at life in Colonial Maine from the daily skills of a Native American family, seafarers and settlers.

Historic New England’s Gail Usher and her husband Jeff Usher will present the history and culture of the New England Native Americans at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and noon and 3 p.m. Sunday. Paul Daiute, of Hallowell, will talk about the early settlers and their role in the militia; and Jeff Miller, of Flintlock Forge in Waldoboro, will discuss the navigational tools used by seafarers who called the Mid-Coast home.

This event is designed to be an ongoing, informal visit, specific times for presentations are not scheduled.

Admission is free, donations are appreciated to help support the preservation work at the site. Tours of the house will cost $5.

The House is one of three historic sites under the care of the Lincoln County Historical Association. This June, July and August, each of the LCHA historic sites will offer a week-long summer program for children.

The Lincoln County Historical Association is a nonprofit organization that provides stewardship for the 1754 Chapman-hall House, the 1761 Pownalborough Courthouse in Dresden, and the 1811 Old Jail and Museum in Wiscasset.

For more information, visit www.lincolncountyhistory.com.


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