WISCASSET — A special summer exhibit, “Dungeons and Dragons: Seafarers and Tattoos,” opens on Saturday, June 10, at Lincoln County Historical Association’s Old Jail Museum on Federal Street. The setting is very appropriate for this exhibit, since the seafarers adorned with tattoos were often ‘guests’ of the jail.

Early 19th-century Wiscasset launched and welcomed ships trading cargoes around the world. Each ship’s crew bore colorful witness to their travels — often on their skin.

A dozen text panels, illustrated with colorful period images from museums and personal collections, recount anecdotes and antecedents of historic tattoos and the earliest tattoo artists. Tours of the cells themselves highlight every visit.

The Old Jail is open to visitors from noon to 4 p.m. through Oct. 1. Visitors are welcome to picnic on the lawns, enjoy the six acre property and take in views of the Sheepscot River.

For more information, visit www.lincolncountyhistory.org.

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