Bicentennial Pilgrimage at Pownalborough Court House
August 10, 2020 @ 8:00 am – August 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
This summer we will present a week-long series of events titled, The Lincoln County Pilgrimage: Making a Living in Lincoln County, 1820 and Beyond. Programming will show what has changed – and what has stayed the same – over the past two hundred years. Visitors will see what daily life was like at different periods of time in various parts of Lincoln County.
The Pilgrimage will run from August 10-16.
- Commemoration kicks off with a county-wide History Fair and Potluck at Boothbay Railway Village on Monday, August 10 where historical organizations from across the county will describe their plans for the week, discuss the importance of their sites and museums, and share information with potential visitors.
- Visitors interested in browsing the week’s events will pick up a special “Lincoln County Passport” that will provide some historical background about each participating site and lay out the week’s events. Individuals who make it to every site will be entered into a special raffle.
- More than eleven different organizations and twenty historical sites, landmarks, and buildings will be showcased during the Pilgrimage. The week will include open houses of historical sites; special tours of historic buildings and landmarks; reenactments of historical events; special displays, speakers; a guided driving tour; and an open archaeological dig. Each of LCHA’s three properties—the 1754 Chapman-Hall House, the 1761 Pownalborough Courthouse, and the 1811 Museum and Old Jail, will be participating in the Pilgrimage, hosting reenactments, displays, and other events.