2017-01-11 / Community

Historical society offers Storytime on Saturdays

WELLS — Saturdays in History, a new program launched earlier this month, continues at the Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit on Saturdays in February from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There are DIY History Games and activities for families each week, and on Saturday, February 25 a special read-aloud story time with author Brenda Yorke Goodale. 

All ages are invited to come with kids and grandkids when the Ogunquit author reads from her recently published book, "The Pride of Perkins Cove."

Her story, about a young boy named Jack who visits his grandma in Perkins Cove, Maine every year, is beautifully illustrated by artist Bunny Poulson and signed copies will be available for purchase.

"This delightful book is inspired by the love of sharing the history of our town with children. We're pleased to present this program to celebrate community and reveal the stories that contribute to our common history," said Julia Einstein, administrator for the historical society.

An 1862 Meetinghouse is the headquarters of the Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit.

The Meetinghouse Museum is also the home of the Esselyn Perkins Library, one of the finest genealogical collections in southern Maine. The library contains family histories and town histories of Maine.

The DIY History Games will be presented from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Meetinghouse on Saturday, Feb. 4, 11, 18, and 25. The cost is $4 per family.

The Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit  is at 938 Post Road Wells Maine.

For more information, call 646-4774 or send an emeail to info@wohistory.org.

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