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Thursday, May 31, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Castle Tucker, 2 Lee Street, Wiscasset, Maine
Nickels-Sortwell House, 121 Main Street, Wiscasset, Maine
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Behind Closed Doors Tour of Castle Tucker
Peek into the nooks and crannies of Castle Tucker, one of America's most intact Victorian homes. This in-depth tour includes rooms and stories not included on the general tour. See additional bedrooms and unique connecting spaces on three floors of this thirty-room mansion.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Free time for lunch and shopping
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. "The Maine Home Front in World War I" Lecture by Maine Historian Earle Shettleworth, Jr.
Nickels-Sortwell House barn (entrance on Federal Street)
Discover how the Great War impacted life here in Maine: recruitment, troop departures, parades, bond drives, and shipbuilding and other war-related industries. This illustrated lecture uses seldom-seen historic photographs, many of them "real photo"postcards of the period.
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Behind Closed Doors: Nickels-Sortwell House Transition Tour
Meet at the barn; entrance on Federal Street
Join Site Manager Peggy Konitzky for a special tour of this 1807 mansion featuring spaces unseen by the public for more than fifty years. Hear stories of how the Sortwell family used the rooms in the ell. Get an insider's look at a historic house in transition.
$30 Historic New England members
Space is limited. Advance tickets required. Please call 207-882-7169 for more information or buy online.