7:30 pm (Berwick Academy)
Brad Fletcher will discuss the short, strange, and scandalous history of a religious craze that swept through southern Maine in the early 19th century.
It's here! The new book on local history, Imagining Ichabod: My Journey into 18th-Century America Through History, Food, and a Georgian House, by Paula Bennett, is now available at the Counting House Museum.
Researching her eighteenth-century home in South Berwick inspired Paula to write Imagining Ichabod. She weaves historic recipes throughout the text, which includes archaeological dig discoveries from the property, along with details about its chronology and the history of the families who lived there. Photographer Sandy Agrafiotis produced many of the color interior and exterior photos.
The book, priced at $30, is hardcover with 60 full-color photographs and 25 adapted historic recipes.
The Counting House Museum is currently offering an exhibit that combines three different displays produced in the past few years by the historical society, including one funded by a grant from the Maine Humanities Council.
The Counting House is on the corner of Main and Liberty Streets. Visiting hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm through October, and year round by appointment. Admission is by donation.
As a new feature, the museum offers children the chance to hoist signal flags using a block and tackle actually used aboard a Seacoast vessel, and search the museum on a scavenger hunt. Visitors are also invited to peruse local history reference books and archives.