A Summer with the Past participant uses an artifact as inspiration for her art project. Sherrie Holbrook photo

Lincoln County Historical Association plans to offer its annual program — Summer with the Past, Discovering 18th and 19th Century Art, Crafts and History — for children ages 7-11.

This year’s sessions will be held from June 27 to July 1 at the Chapman-Hall House, on Main Street  in Damariscotta, and from Aug. 8 to 12 at the 1811 Old Jail and Museum, 133 Federal St. in Wiscasset.

The children will be introduced to each site’s unique history and can participate in a variety of projects and games popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, according to a news release from the association.

Included in the activities planned for both sites are art and textile projects along with unique craft work.

In support of summer reading, each child may choose a book to borrow for the week. The books have been chosen based on their historical themes and/or their relevance to Maine.

The program was designed by Louise T. Miller, education director of the association’s Education Outreach program. Its goal is to provide children with a greater understanding of the unique history of Lincoln County and its people.

Registration is required. For more information, visit lincolncountyhistory.org.

To request information to be mailed, call 207-882-6817, write LCHA, P.O. Box 61, Wiscasset, ME 04578, or email info@lincolncountyhistory.org.

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