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2018 Lecture Series begins in July at Woodlawn

Ellsworth – Woodlawn is pleased to launch its 2018 Lecture Series on Wednesday, July 18, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm with Timothy Whitten presenting Marlinespike and Sailors Knots.

Participants will learn about fancy nautical weaving and ropework known as “marlinespike work.”  Tim owns and operates the Marlinespike Chandlery, his studio gallery located on Deer Isle. Some of Tim’s work will be on display during the talk.

Whitten’s talk will include a presentation and discussion in Woodlawn’s Sleigh Barn, along with a display of his work. Please reserve your free ticket from the calendar page at The series is open to the public and free of charge, however donations are greatly appreciated.

The Lecture Series continues through October. On August 8, College of the Atlantic professor Todd Little-Siebold will present John Black’s Negro: A Slave Out of Place; on September 19, Woodlawn’s executive director, Joshua C. Torrance will present Tales from Woodlawn’s Archives, and on October 24, author Carl Little will present Art of the Maine Coast.

Woodlawn is an educational, cultural, and recreational treasure for the people of Downeast Maine. The main house is open for tours May 1 – October 31 and December 1-23. The public park is open year round, sunrise to sunset. 19 Black House Drive (off of the Surry Road-Rt. 172), Ellsworth, ME. For more information visit

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