Saturday, July 12, 10:00 a.m. - noon and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Marrett House
, 40 Ossippee Trail East, Standish, Maine $10 Historic New England and Standish Historical Society members, $15 nonmembers
Explore two historic Maine treasures with Historic New England Guide and Curator of the Standish Historical Society Charles Ruby. Tour the 1789 Marrett House and hear the story of three generations of the colorful Marrett family and the role they played in rural Standish society in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Experience the house as the Marrett sisters wished you to see it, with rooms showcasing treasured possessions including pewter, furniture, ceramics, and textiles from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Then take a guided walk to the 1804 Old Red Church in Standish Village. Used as a church until 1848, the building later housed the Standish Academy, the Good Templars Lodge (a temperance organization), the Standish Grange, and other organizations. Today, it is the museum of the Standish Historical Society. When you return, visit the lovely Colonial Revival-style garden adjacent to Marrett House.
Co-sponsored with the Standish Historical Society. Registration is recommended. Please call 207-882-7169 for more information. Purchase tickets now