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Historic Barn Program at Narramissic
Historic Barn Program at Narramissic

On Saturday, July 9, Bridgton Historical Society will host an evening with Don Perkins, an authority on Maine barns.  Perkins, a former carpenter and member of the Timber Framers Guild, is a free-lance writer who has a made a special study of barns, and written extensively on them.  Ned Allen of the Bridgton Historical Society will present a special “Curator’s Tour” of the house at 5:00 pm, prior to a reception at 6:00.  The illustrated lecture will start at 7:00 pm, and will be held in Narramissic’s “Temperance Barn,” so-named because George Fitch, who built the barn in the 1830s, did not believe in strong drink and held the barn-raising without supplying the usual measure of rum.  The public is invited to the program, which will cost $15 for the tour, reception, and program, $12 for the reception and program.  Bridgton Historical Society members will receive a $2 disount.

Narramissic, located at the end of Ingalls Road, off route 107 in South Bridgton, with over 20 acres of fields, sits on one of the highest points of land in town, with spectacular mountain views. The restored farmhouse will be open for tours Wednesday-Friday this summer, from 11am- 3pm, and by appointment, and the society has a full schedule of programs and special events planned.  The grounds are open during daylight hours year-round.   The Bridgton Historical Society also operates an archives and museum in the former fire station on Gibbs Avenue in downtown Bridgton, which is also open this summer Wednesday-Friday, 11-3, and by appointment.  For further information contact the Bridgton Historical Society at PO box 44, Bridgton, ME 04009, (207) 647-3699, visit www.bridgtonhistory.org, or email info@bridgtonhistory.org.

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