Friday, September 5, 2008

Celebrating Sarah Orne Jewett

On Sunday, September 7 join Historic New England in a celebration of Sarah Orne Jewett’s birthday at the Sarah Orne Jewett House in downtown South Berwick.
The afternoon will begin with a walking tour of downtown South Berwick. Imagine what life was like during Sarah’s lifetime by visiting the places Jewett family members knew and frequented. View historic photographs and compare life in downtown South Berwick then and now. The walking tour begins at 1pm in the back yard of the Sarah Orne Jewett house. Walking tour admission is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is strongly suggested.
Continue the celebration by joining Jewett enthusiasts and community members for an enjoyable afternoon listening to readings of selected works by Jewett that relate to people and scenes of South Berwick. The readings will be followed by tours of the Sarah Orne Jewett House. Refreshments and birthday cake will be served. Celebrating Sarah Orne Jewett takes place from 3-5pm at the Sarah Orne Jewett House. Admission: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Combine the Sarah Orne Jewett Walking Tour with the Celebrating Sarah Orne Jewett program and save $2 off admission. Pre-registration strongly suggested.
The Jewett House shop will be open during the day’s events, offering a selection of books by and about Jewett plus titles on local history and architecture. For more information about both programs and to pre-register, please call the Historic New England office in South Berwick at 207-384-2454.
Caption: The elegant entrance hall of the Sarah Orne Jewett House in downtown South Berwick. (Courtesy photo)