WISCASSET — The Lincoln County Historical Association will hold four Sunday lectures in February and early March. They will be held at 1 p.m. in the Communications Building behind the County Court House on U.S. Route 1.

Woven at Home — Textiles in the District of Maine and the rest of New England pre-1840 is set for Feb. 5.

Marjie Thompson, weaver, teacher, textile researcher, author and vice-president of the New Hampshire Weavers’ Guild, will give a history lesson about the use and production of textiles in northern New England before factories made the household spinners and one or two weavers per town obsolete.

In the Blood — Logging in Maine is set for Feb. 12.

Sumner McKane, a composer, multi-instrumentalist and filmmaker based in mid-coast Maine, will present Logging in Maine. Sumner uses film, photography, sound design, oral histories and live music to present live “docu-exhibits.”

Virginia, Maine’s First Ship and The Popham Colony will take place Feb. 26.

Orman Hines, president of Maine’s First Ship and treasurer of Maine Archaeological Society, will discuss Virginia and The Popham Colony. Orman worked on the Popham Dig and other sites as an avocational archaeologist.

The final lecture of the series, New England Country Arts: A Collector’s Journey, is set for March 5.

Deane Van Dusen has been collecting New England folk art since the 1970s. He was employed by Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts, giving guided tours and assisting in the first cataloging of the Museum’s Picture Gallery. He specializes in researching and collecting New England paint decorated furniture circa 1800-50.

Admission to the lectures is free of charge; donations are appreciated. Coffee and pastries will be served.

The association is a volunteer nonprofit organization that provides stewardship for the 1754 Chapman-Hall House in Damariscotta, the 1761 Pownalborough Court House in Dresden, and the 1811 Old Jail and Museum in Wiscasset.

For more information visit www.lincolncountyhistory.org.

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