Saturday, June 9, 12 pm
Come join us for a workshop and picnic featuring guest lecturer Hannah Peterson at our Pettengill Farmhouse property.We will be discussing the use of local medicinal plants in the Colonial period and how they can be used in our lives today. Her workshop will cover the variety of ways plants were used here in Maine—as food, as medicine, as dye, for personal hygiene, and how they were prepared. She will provide hands-on examples of plants, dyed fabrics, and tools. We will also prepare a small historical meal over an open fire, and our c. 1800 National Register Pettengill Farmhouse will be open for viewing. Guests are welcome to bring picnic essentials such as blankets and bug spray and are encouraged to explore the 140 acres of fields, woods, apple orchards, and salt marsh. All ages. Sign up required.
$15 nonmembers $12 members, $5 for children.
Opening Reception Wednesday, May 23, from 5–7 pm
Exhibit runs May 24 through December of 2018. This new exhibit will highlight and interpret changes in Freeport Village over a century-and-a half beginning with the earliest landowners and developers, a blacksmith and store owners, and ending with the multi-store blocks and smithies that dominated the village at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit runs May 24 through December of 2018. All are welcome, please join us!
Saturday May 19, 2018 at the Harrington House
Get a head start on your spring gardening! Purchase annuals and perennials from our own plant sale. This is a fundraiser for our gardens. Please consider donating a few of your perennials to our sale. Drop off on the porch May 17th and 18th. Thank you for your support for our downtown oasis! Baked goods to be sold by the Freeport Woman's Club.