Celebrate the St. George River’s History with Food and Friends

Come Spring Chronicle Players recreate the world of historic life in colonial Union.
Come Spring Chronicle Players recreate the world of historic life in colonial Union.
Posted Aug. 14, 2013, at 12:18 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:48 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 4 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Warren, Maine

For more information: Georges River Land Trust; 207-594-5166;

The Georges River Land Trust will celebrate the history of early settlers with an afternoon and early evening of food and performance on Saturday, September 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. The setting is the historic farm of Richard and Cherry Lee in Warren, where the St. George River turns into White Oak Pond.

The event is part of the Georges River Land Trust’s 2013 Revelry for the River, a celebration of the resources of the St. George River watershed and surrounding areas. Participation is limited to 20 and tickets are $55 for Land Trust members and $65 for non-members. For reservation, call the Land Trust at 594-5166.

A highlight will be the Come Spring Chronicle Players’ presentation of readings and reenactments from Ben Ames William’s great historic novel, Come Spring, which relates the story of Union’s founding families. This is the seventh presentation of this production by locals Vicki Harriman, Peter Duffey and other cast members – and is now a popular tradition in the area. In keeping with this historical theme, participants will dine on hearty and robust colonial dishes including a vegetarian dinner if requested. September weather is usually wonderful but unpredictable, so those attending are requested to dress appropriately.

Organized in 1987, the Georges River Land Trust is committed to protecting the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed, which extends from Montville in the north to Port Clyde and Cushing in the south and includes streams, ponds, lakes, wetlands, farms, hills, mountains, blueberry barrens and forest, as well as a rich tidal estuary of salt marsh, clamflats and productive fishing grounds. Come Spring is a rich trove of history of life on the middle section of the river.

For further information on the Georges River Land Trust and its programs, check the web site at, email or phone 207-594-5166.