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Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Hiram, ME

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Basic Home Repair for Women

$5

with Yvonne Kingsley, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 27, 2019 at 1:30 pm, runs for 1 week

BASIC HOME REPAIR FOR WOMEN

Join us for another informative demonstration and workshop in home repair at the Watson-Hendrick House. Yvonne Kingsley, will guide us on how to treat stains on ceilings, walls, and woodwork. All necessary tools will be available for class use. Please preregister as we need a minimum of 4 people to run the course. Ages 18+

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Blazo-Leavitt Homestead

Free

with Peter Cyr, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jun 23, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

The Blazo-Leavitt Homestead was built by William Blazo in North Parsonsfield. The ell--with one large chimney--was built in 1812. The main section of the house--with four more chimneys--was added in 1817. It is a two-story Portsmouth Federal-style home with elaborate doorways, ornate interior woodwork, a Palladian window over the front door, and a large central hall. It was in the same family until 1974. From 1977 until 2008, the homestead went through four different owners. From 2008 until late 2013, the structure was vacant. The present owner has been in the process of restoring the homestead since November 2013. It is now finished! The Rufus-Porter type murals and graining by artist Sandy Howe are outstanding. The Blazo-Leavitt Homestead, 515 North Street, North Parsonsfield, is located on Route 160 South in North Parsonsfield, diagonally across the street from the Parsonsfield Seminary.  Please note: There is no charge for this tour, but donations benefitting the Parsonsfield-Porter Historical Society can be contributed at the time of the tour.Please preregister as we need a minimum of 4 people to run the course and have a maximum capacity of 25-30. Ages 18+

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John Calvin Stevens Cottage Tour: aka The Island Hour

Free

with Linda Griffin, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 26, 2019 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week

The John Calvin Cottage, aka The Island House, was originally built for the local mill owner’s family. Located just above a waterfall, the quaint structure is picturesquely situated on a 1.8-acre island in the Ossipee River. Mature landscaping complements the simplicity of the architecture, certainly a John Calvin Stevens design. Cathedral ceilings and lovely stained glass windows, along with period doors and woodwork, all capture the essence of the time. An antique cook stove in the kitchen and period fireplace in the living room further add to the cottage’s charm. Definitely a historic jewel! Please note: There is no charge for this tour, but donations for upkeep can be contributed at the time of the tour. Parking is available at the cottage or at the Parsonsfield Post Office. Please preregister as we need a minimum of 4 people to run the course. Ages 18+

     

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Valley Lodge (Circa 1792)

Free

with Peter Cyr, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 19, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Valley Lodge was owned by the Brown Family or their caretakers for 181 years until 1973. Brothers David and Ephraim Brown came to Flintstown (now Baldwin) with their father, Captain David Brown from Concord, Massachusetts in 1783. Captain David Brown helped lay out the plot plan and worked on the roads in Flintstown. He never lived in Maine, but his son Ephraim built Valley Lodge. Ephraim’s brother David built Saddle Back Farm (now gone) right above Valley Lodge. Ephraim had seven children who all lived to be adults. Thus in the early 1800s, he added to the original cape by building a Federal Colonial over the front half of the cape. However, none of the early features of the cape were disturbed. It is possible to see the evolution of architectural styles from the mantels. Pre-revolutionary to the late Victorian, 95% of the original features are still present. Valley Lodge was featured in the April 2011 issue of Early American Life of which a copy is at the Brown Memorial Library. Valley Lodge is located at 67 E. Saddleback Road, West Baldwin. Take Brown Road which goes up behind Limington Lumber on RT 113. Take first right which is E. Saddleback. Valley Lodge is the first house. Please note: There is no charge for this tour, but donations benefitting the Baldwin Historical Society and the Brown Memorial Library can be contributed during the tour. Please preregister as we need a minimum of 4 people to run the course and have a maximum capacity of 15. Ages 18+

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Wadsworth Hall (Circa 1800), Afternoon Tour

Free

with Sue Moulton, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jun 5, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Sixth generation descendent, Sue Moulton, will conduct a tour of one wing of her family home, Wadsworth Hall,a functional country farmhouse. General Peleg Wadsworth fought in the Revolutionary War and was granted land by the Continental Congress in recognition of his service. He was the maternal grandfather of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. "Time travel" with Sue and experience the mood of the Great Hall where the militia met and practiced. Learn more about this incredible architectural marvel, the inspirational historic grounds, and the venerated family cemetery. Please note: There is no charge for this tour, but donations for the maintenance of Wadsworth Hall can be contributed at the time of the tour.Please preregister as we need a minimum of 3 people to run the course and a maximum capacity of 10. 84 Douglas Road, Hiram; Ages 18+

 

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Wadsworth Hall (Circa 1800), Morning Tour

Free

with Sue Moulton, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jun 5, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Sixth generation descendent, Sue Moulton, will conduct a tour of one wing of her family home, Wadsworth Hall,a functional country farmhouse. General Peleg Wadsworth fought in the Revolutionary War and was granted land by the Continental Congress in recognition of his service. He was the maternal grandfather of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. "Time travel" with Sue and experience the mood of the Great Hall where the militia met and practiced. Learn more about this incredible architectural marvel, the inspirational historic grounds, and the venerated family cemetery. Please note: There is no charge for this tour, but donations for the maintenance of Wadsworth Hall can be contributed at the time of the tour.Please preregister as we need a minimum of 3 people to run the course and a maximum capacity of 10. 84 Douglas Road, Hiram; Ages 18+

 

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