A story hour and craft activity, inspired by Barbara Cooney’s award-winning book “Miss Rumphius,” will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the Chapman-Hall House, 270 Main St. in Damariscotta. Submitted photo

Families are invited to a children’s program about local writer Barbara Cooney, scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the Chapman-Hall House, 270 Main St. in Damariscotta.

There will be a read-aloud story and conversation about the author and illustrator. Cooney, of Damariscotta, wrote more than 100 children’s books and was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal and a National Book Award, according to a news release from the Lincoln County Historical Association, based in Wiscasset.

Maine-based craft kit company Beyond Crafts will host a craft activity inspired by Cooney’s “Miss Rumphius.” Participants can make a paper lupine collage or quilled lupine to take home. The activity is free and offers options designed for crafters of different age and ability levels. Registration is not required.

This event is offered as part of association’s year-long series on Women Writers of Lincoln County. Additional story and activity offerings will take place later in the summer and fall this year.

The public is invited to visit special exhibits on Lincoln County’s women writers at the Museum & Old Jail in Wiscasset, the Pownalborough Court House in Dresden, and the Chapman-Hall House in Damariscotta. An extensive exhibit at the Museum and Old Jail in Wiscasset is supported by Raymond McKinley Rideout Jr. and Marguerite Waterman Rideout Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.

For more information, visit lincolncountyhistory.org, Facebook at Lincoln County Historical Association (Maine) or Pownalborough Court House Museum.

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