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Apples of Downeast Maine Final presentation in the  History Series at Woodlawn

Ellsworth –  Woodlawn is pleased to have Todd Little-Siebold present the final history lecture in the History Series at Woodlawn. His talk, titled Apples of Downeast Maine, 1670 to the Present will be on October 25, 7 to 8 p.m.

There were once over a thousand named varieties grown in Maine, and, of those, hundreds were grown in Hancock County.  This talk will explore the explosion of apple and other fruit varieties in the nineteenth century and what the apple culture of Downeast looked like then.  We will also examine why virtually no apples are commercially grown in the region now.  What happened to those hundreds of varieties?  Audience members are welcome to bring apples for identification.

The talk will include a presentation and discussion in Woodlawn’s Sleigh Barn. For complete details on each of the topics in the History Series at Woodlawn, and to reserve your free ticket, visit the program calendar at The series is open to the public and free of charge, however donations are greatly appreciated. Space is limited, reserve today.

Little-Siebold is professor of history and Latin American studies at the College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine.  He has been with the college since 1997. He did his undergraduate work in anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (B.A., 1985), holds an M.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1990) and a Ph.D. Latin American History, Tulane University (1995). He lives in Ellsworth with his family.

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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