Readfield Historical Society is set to hold its summer season opening day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27 at its 759 Main St. museum.

Relief Savage Gordon, portrayed by her fourth great-granddaughter Dale Potter-Clark, will appear for a program from 1-2 p.m., to share stories from her life during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Dale Potter-Clark, portraying her ancestor Relief Savage Gordon (1769-1861), will share stories from her time at a program in Readfield on May 27. Submitted photo

Gordon was born in Hallowell in 1769, one of 12 children. She married Daniel Gordon of Readfield in 1796 and moved there to live with her husband on the Gordon family homestead in the back country of Kennebec County, according to a news release from Potter-Clark, the society’s secretary.

Her life spanned more than nine decades — through the Revolutionary and the Civil wars — from when that area was still covered with virgin forest through which American Indians traversed. With humor and insight, Relief will take guests on a historical journey through the eyes of a woman in her time.

There is no fee for the program, but donations to RHS are welcome. A door prize drawing for a $25 gift certificate to the RHS gift shop will be held at the end of the program.

The society’s museum and archives will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday and Saturday through Labor Day weekend, and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, contact 207-377-2299 or


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