News Feature

Originally published in Castine Patriot, July 4, 2019
Trunk show to benefit Castine Historical Society

Shop for a cause at the Castine Historical Society Summer Trunk Show featuring the women’s clothing collection of retailer J.McLaughlin. The show will be held on the porch of The Castine Inn, 33 Main Street, on Saturday, July 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sunday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fifteen percent of sales will benefit the Castine Historical Society. For more information call the Castine Historical Society at 326-4118.

To preview summer collection items before the show visit

The J. McLaughlin company was founded in 1977 by brothers Jay and Kevin with a mission to create a new American sportswear brand that offers two key components: classic clothes with current relevance and a retail environment with a neighborhood feel, according to a press release from Castine Historical Society.

Sunday’s sale also coincides with Castine’s Bastille Day festivities in which the town celebrates its French heritage. To learn more about Castine’s Bastille Day events visit

The Castine Historical Society opens a window into Castine’s extraordinary past. Its Abbott School features the exhibit gallery, gift shop, and a community meeting space at 17 School Street. The Grindle House offices and research library at 13 School Street are open year-round and researchers are welcome by appointment. For exhibit hours and information visit or call 207-326-4118.