Louise Miller of the Chapman-Hall House Stewardship Committee presents Maurice “Jake” Day’s relatives Sandi and Dan Day of Damariscotta, their son Justin, and his daughter Zofie, with towels printed with Jake’s drawing of the Chapman-Hall House. From left are Zofie Day, Justin Day, Louise Miller, Dan Day and Sandi Day. Sons Matthew and Darryl Day were not available for the photo. Contributed photo

Lincoln County Historical Association’s Chapman-Hall House museum is kicking off a new fundraising project to celebrate the art of Maurice “Jake” Day and support the historic site.

The stewardship committee for this antique cape is selling 100% cotton tea towels imprinted with Day’s pen and ink drawing.

Formerly of Damariscotta, Day is best known for his work on the Walt Disney movie “Bambi.” Before and after his time with Disney, he was an illustrator of children’s books and popular magazines. Locally, he is known for his whimsical paintings of woodland animals, seascapes, and paintings of the Katahdin Mountain region.

The Chapman-Hall House, dated to 1754, is the oldest home in Damariscotta. Originally built by Nathaniel Chapman, a housewright from Ipswich, Massachusetts, the house has been called the sentinel of Main Street. The house is closed because of the coronavirus. For future opening details, visit lincolncoutyhistory.org.

The towels are priced at $8 and can be ordered via email at [email protected] or by calling 207-832-5759.

The association is a 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 lincolncountyhistory.org or Facebook at Lincoln County Historical Association.

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