News Feature

Originally published in Castine Patriot, November 24, 2021
Wilson Museum and Castine Historical Society co-host a free holiday open house

Holiday open house

Oak disc constellation craft available to create at Wilson Museum.

Photo courtesy of Castine Historical Society

Join the Castine Historical Society and the Wilson Museum for a Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. The free event will take place at the Castine Historical Society’s Grindle House at 13 School Street, on the Town Common, and at the Hutchins Education Center, 112 Perkins Street, on the Wilson Museum campus, according to a press release.

Visitors can kick off the holiday season by navigating between these two institutions to enjoy light refreshments and outdoor fire pits. Visit the Wilson Museum to explore different interpretations of one of the most recognizable constellations in the Northern Hemisphere, Ursa Major. The museum will provide all the materials necessary for a fun make-and-take craft session, so visitors can leave with a keepsake that honors the legend of the great Bear in the sky.

Meanwhile, the Castine Historical Society will give special behind-the-scenes tours of the 1850 Grindle House, including sneak peeks into collections storage. Also offered will be a unique holiday shopping experience for those wanting to kick-start their gift giving, according to the release.

Both institutions are using this event to partner with Blue Angel in an effort to deliver food to local families in need. Visitors are encouraged to drop off shelf-stable foods at either location.

The outdoor/indoor event will follow COVID protocols. While indoors, visitors are asked to wear face coverings.

For more information, call the Wilson Museum at 326-9247 or the Castine Historical Society at 326-4118.