Living history program scheduled at Penobscot Marine Museum

David Middleton, aka William Foxcourt

SEARSPORT — On Thursday, July 26, at 5:30 p.m., the Penobscot Marine Museum will host David Middleton as his alter ego, William Foxcourt.

He will present “A Yankee Expeditioner’s Thoughts on the Penobscot Expedition.”

The presentation will take place at the museum’s Visitors Center, located at 2 Church St. in Searsport.

The Penobscot Expedition, during the Revolutionary War, was the worst naval disaster in American history until Pearl Harbor. Middleton, a costumed interpreter, will discuss the failures of the assault on Magabigaduce (Castine) and the consequences to the Midcoast and Penobscot regions of Maine.

Middleton has been an ardent student of historic re-enactments and living history demonstrations for over 30 years. He is a member of Col Bailey’s 2nd Mass Regiment and a founding member of the Colonial Maine Living History Association (CLMHA).

Middleton has dedicated himself to in-depth study of the 1779 Penobscot Expedition in anticipation of the expedition’s 24th anniversary.

Admission to the program is $5 for museum members and $8 for general admission.

For more information call 548-2529.

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