Sunday, June 27, 1pm, Vintage Baseball Game between Dirigo (ME) and Essex (MA) Vintage Baseball Teams

Dirigo Vintage Base Ball ClubAt historic Pettengill Farm (Pettengill Farm Road off of Flying Point Road, Freeport) on Sunday, June 27th at 1:00pm, join us on an old-fashioned farmer’s field for a vintage baseball game based on the 1860 rules between the Dirigo (ME) and Essex (MA) Vintage Baseball teams.  Bring a blanket or folding chair and enjoy a summer’s afternoon.  We’ll also invite you to play a game!

Music will be provided by Over a Cardboard Sea, who will be performing the original 1908 version of “Take Me out to The Ballgame” (with the 2 seldom heard verses), “Let’s Get the Umpire’s Goat” also from 1908 and lots of other great tunes.

Of course, beer was a staple at ballgames since its earliest days and we will not disappoint. Kettle corn and hotdogs will be available, as well.

Adult tix: $5.00. Members and kids 10-16, $3.00, and kids under 10, free.

For more information, please contact us at 207-865-3170 or info@freeporthistoricalsociety.org.



Saturday, June 26, 11am, Essex Base Ball Club ready to play all kids, ages 6-10 years old

Essex Base Ball ClubOn Saturday, June 26th at 11:00am at the Little League field at LLBean, Lower Main Street (Rt 1) in Freeport, the Essex (MA) Vintage Baseball Club will be ready to play all kids, ages 6-10 years old including members of the Freeport/Pownal Little League! Let’s show Massachusetts “what for!”

In addition to playing the game according to the 1860 rules (which will be explained and available on our website at Freeport and the National Pastime)  hotdogs, Kettle corn, and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream will be available for sale.

The 2004 and 2007 Red Sox Trophies will be on display and we’ll have a Raffle for four Sea Dog’s tickets!   Play Ball!

Please contact us if you have questions at 865-3170 or info@freeporthistoricalsociety.org.

Guided Historic Walking Tour of Freeport Village, Saturday, June 12th, 10:00am

LL Bean, As It WasFreeport Historical Society (FHS) announces its schedule of guided walking tours for historic Freeport Village.  Dates include June 12, July 10 and 24,  August 7 and 21, September 11 and 25.

These one-hour tours all begin at Harrington House, 45 Main Street. Free parking is available at the rear of the building.

Led by experienced guide and history-enthusiast, Nancy Gunn, you’ll hear stories about Freeport’s early leaders, significant events and important architectural gems.  Did you know Freeport had its own hospital?

Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Check our weather hotline at 865-3170 for any cancellation message due to inclement weather.  Reservations are urged and each tour is limited to 20 people.

Tickets are $7.00 Adults, $3.00 Members, and children ages 16 years old and younger are free.

FMI: 207-865-3170 or info@freeporthistoricalsociety.org

Freeport Historical Society – Freeport, Maine

 

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