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Stories Bring Ancestors to Life

Posted July 30, 2013, at 2:10 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:53 p.m.

Ever wanted to tell about your eccentric great Aunt Matilda but didn’t really know how to begin? Storyteller Jude Lamb will inspire you with stories of her great-great-great-great grandmother Eunice Lakeman Hoar at Castine’s Storytelling by the Sea festival on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. at the Wilson Museum on 120 Perkins Street.

In 1817 Eunice Hoar and her husband, Luther, and their nine children were the first white settlers on what is now Rangeley Lake. Jude tells of the family’s dramatic journey, on foot, over the late winter snow. As Lamb family historian and genealogist, Jude’s goal is to bring to life family stories and encourage others to pass down family tales in creative forms.

The culmination of a year-long storytelling extravaganza, Storytelling by the Sea festival is sponsored by the Castine Arts Association, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine, Wilson Museum, Witherle Memorial Library and Friends of Witherle Memorial Library. The Festival runs August 16, 17 & 18. Tickets are $10 for adults per day or $18 for a weekend pass. Kids under 12 can get in for $5 per day or $8 for a weekend pass. Advance tickets may be purchased from the Wilson Museum and the Witherle Memorial Library in Castine. In addition to great storytelling there will be food, vendors and even a pie auction. For more information and a full schedule of events visit www.wilsonmuseum.org/calendar.html or call 207-326-9247.

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