Ruggles House Society Awarded $2,949 Grant

COLUMBIA FALLS — The Ruggles House Society, which owns and operates the Ruggles House Historic Home in Columbia Falls, has been awarded a grant of $2,949 from the Maine Community Foundation Washington County Fund for an update of a brochure that the society first designed in 2001 for the reconstruction campaign of the old ell.

The Ruggles House will open for the season on June 1 and will be open seven days a week until Oct. 15. The hours are Monday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The last tours start no later than 4.

The museum is located at 146 Main St. in the center of Columbia Falls.

The house was built between 1818 and 1820 by Judge Thomas Ruggles and his wife, Ruth. The Federal Period mansion includes an intricate wood carving and a flying staircase.

Nicole Ouellette

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