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History Lectures at Woodlawn, New Series Begins in July

Ellsworth –  Woodlawn is pleased to launch its new, History Lectures at Woodlawn series on Wednesday, July 19, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Virginia Tuttle presenting, Antique Copper Cookware: A Brief History.

Copper cookware has long been the favorite culinary equipment of serious chefs in Europe and the United States. This illustrated presentation will identify when and for whom craftsmen first produced copper pots and pans, and how newly developed technology made this possible. It will further explain the techniques coppersmiths used to create their wares and will examine the various types of copper cookware that are found in today’s antique market.

Virginia Tuttle owns Four & Twenty Antique Copper in Camden, Maine. She first discovered her passion for antique copper cookware while working and traveling in Europe.  Falling in love with the history, lore and uses of copperware throughout history, she began to study the history of cuisine, technology, social change and methods of hand-working copper. She now searches for unique pieces in both Europe and the United States.  Tuttle will be a participating dealer at this year’s Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn, August 17 to 19.

Tuttle’s talk will include a presentation and discussion in Woodlawn’s Sleigh Barn.  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 History Lectures series continues monthly through October. On August 23, Raney Bench, Executive Director of the Seal Cove Auto Museum will present Auto Wars on MDI; on September 20, Ellsworth historian, Darlene Springer will present, Shipbuilding and the Working Waterfront on the Union River; and on October 25, College of the Atlantic professor, Todd Little-Siebold will present, Apples of Downeast Maine, 1670 to the Present.  Information and to reserve a seat for these programs can be found on the calendar page at

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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