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July 25: Abigail by Gail: Two Colonial Programs in Castine

Castine – Learn about colonial life in Castine through two colonial programs presented by Gail Hamel and provided by the Castine Historical Society, Wilson Museum, and Witherle Memorial Library on July 25. These programs are free and open to the public.

2:00 For those who enjoy lively conversation, tea, and being steeped in history, meet Abigail Whitney, a colonist knowledgeable about tea, traditions, and trade in 18th century New England. Abigail will be portrayed by Gail Hamel in Abigail Whitney Invites You for Tea in her Hometown of Castine in the Wilson Museum’s Hutchins Education Center at 112 Perkins Street.

5:00 in the Witherle Memorial Library located at 41 School Street, Gail Hamel returns to give a scholarly presentation entitled Abigail Whitney Returns Home to Castine: Rendezvous with Gail about the Life and Legacy of Abigail. Learn about the profound affect Abigail Whitney and her husband Samuel had on their families and on America as it gained its independence. Gail will cite unique primary sources that document the journey of the Whitney family, their homes, their possessions, and their passions.

For information about these programs, contact either the Wilson Museum at 207-326-9247 or info@wilsonmuseum.org, or the Witherle Memorial Library at 207-326-4375 or refdesk@witherle.lib.me.us.

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