Historical society to host public reception

CASTINE — The Castine Historical Society invites the public to its annual open house reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 26. Free of charge, the reception is a chance to view the 2021 exhibits including “Risky Business: Square-Rigged Ships and Salted Fish,” meet old and new friends and enjoy light refreshments. No reservations are required.

“Risky Business: Square-Rigged Ships and Salted Fish” takes visitors back to the 1800s when Castine’s working waterfront thrived as part of a global market. The exhibit brings Castine’s maritime economy to life through paintings, objects and documents. 

“Risky Business” and all other exhibits are free and are on display through Oct. 11 in the society’s Abbott School exhibit gallery. Hours are Friday-Saturday, and Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Face coverings are encouraged inside the building.

Also through mid-October, volunteers lead hour-long “Castine Uncovered Walking Tours” of the town. Visitors who prefer not to walk can take Castine Town Common Seated Tours, which are offered through August. All tours are free of charge and no pre-registration is needed. To see tour schedules, visit castinehistoricalsociety.org.

Exhibits are on display in the society’s Abbott School gallery at 17 School St. The Grindle House offices and research library are located at 13 School St., Castine. Research appointments are limited at this time and should be made by emailing [email protected]

For more info, call 326-4118, email [email protected] and visit castinehistoricalsociety.org. 

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