Readfield residents, from left, Noel and Amy Madore and Lindsay and Bryan Henderson, attend the annual Readfield Historical Society Wine & Cheese social in 2022. Submitted photo

The Readfield Historical Society annual Wine & Cheese Social is set to kick off Readfield Heritage Days from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at the society’s 759 Main St. museum.

Guests can tour the society museum and meet others with like interests. Refreshments will include wine, sangrias, non-alcoholic beverages, cheeses, and an array of appetizers and treats.

Several books and items of a historical nature can be purchased in the society gift shop, including those authored by Dale Potter-Clark, who will be signing her books and answering questions.

The event is for new and established society members. Dues can be paid at the door at the following rates: $10 annual, $5 for seniors and $100 for lifetime. This event is sponsored by the Winthrop Area Federal Credit Union.

On Saturday, Aug. 12, a history walk will take place 10-11:30 a.m. Participants should meet in the parking lot behind the Masonic Block at 1138 Main St., Readfield Corner, by 10 a.m.

Participants will walk a half mile from there to Bill Bourret Drive off Church Road, while learning about the water source that once existed for several 18th and 19th century homes at Readfield Corner. They will also learn and why and how the Readfield Corner Water Association was established in 1988, according to a news release from Potter-Clark.


The walk will be co-lead by historian Potter-Clark, as well as RCWA founders Bill Bourret and Ed Dodge.

The society museum and archives will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, and Saturday, Aug. 12, and every Thursday and Saturday during the same hours until Labor Day weekend.

For more information about the society or to make an appointment, contact 207-377-2299 or Visit RHS on Facebook for updates and posts of local historical interest.



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