Jonathan Fisher House Autumn Celebration
Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

Jonathan Fisher House Autumn Celebration

The Jonathan Fisher House of Blue Hill will host a celebration of autumn at the House on Sunday, October 13 from noon to 2:00 PM. Pear cider will be pressed on-site from the blue-ribbon winning pears planted by Jonathan Fisher as early as 1805. Attendees are encouraged to bring a jug or jar to take home some “peary” of their own.

House tours will be available during the event, as well as samples of cheeses to celebrate the recent identification of one of the objects in Fisher’s barn as a cheese press, and, in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a new display about Fisher’s relationship to the Penobscot language and people.

This event is open to the public and free of charge, though donations are always welcome. The Jonathan Fisher House is a historic house museum in Blue Hill. Fisher’s famed collection of folk art, surveying instruments, woodworking tools, furniture, and farming implements that he designed and personally made are housed at the Homestead located at 44 Mines Road (U.S. 15 S). For more information, call the Fisher House at 374-2459.

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12th Annual Antique Show
Aug
17
9:00 AM09:00

12th Annual Antique Show

The 12th Annual Antiques Show will be held at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 17, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, rain or shine. Dealers from around the country will be selling antiques of all kinds. The venue is the animal exhibit sheds of the county fairgrounds made famous in E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. Admission is $7.00, or early buyer's admission is $15.00 to be admitted at 8:00 am. There will be something for everyone!

If you are interested in being a vendor, please see this page for details and contact Amey at (207) 266-5583 for more information.

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Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

Fisher & France: New Acquisitions Open House & Reception

The Jonathan Fisher House Memorial will host a reception and open house highlighting some of the new items the House as acquired, with a focus on Jonathan Fisher’s relationship with France and French culture in honor of Bastille Day. The house will be open for tours during this time, with special exhibits and remarks by our docents. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

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The Music History of Blue Hill
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

The Music History of Blue Hill

Several local organizations will co-sponsor an event about the music history of Blue Hill on Wednesday, May 29 at 7:00 PM at Kneisel Hall. The event will be a whirlwind journey from Jonathan Fisher to jazz, featuring short presentations on the history of some of Blue Hill's most memorial musical moments, accompanied by live performances from different musicians.

Whether it was the first piano being brought to Blue Hill or the founding of Kneisel Hall, the area has been home to many musical events of historical interest. The public is invited to come hear about tidbits such as a production of Gilbert & Sullivan's Pinafore taking place on a yacht in East Blue Hill, and early jazz blow-outs at the old Mineral Springs, plus much more. Each story will be followed by a short musical performance emblematic of that style.

This event is co-sponsored by the Jonathan Fisher House, Blue Hill Historical Society, Kneisel Hall, Bagaduce Music, and the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine. It is open to the public and free of charge.

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11th Annual Antiques Show
Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

11th Annual Antiques Show

The 11th Annual Antiques Show will be held at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 18, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, rain or shine. Dealers from around the country will be selling antiques of all kinds. The venue is the animal exhibit sheds of the county fairgrounds made famous in E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. Admission is $17.00, or early buyer's admission is $15.00 to be admitted at 8:00 am. There will be something for everyone!

If you are interested in being a vendor, please see this page for details and contact Amey at (207) 266-5583 for more information.

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Symposium: Religious Divides
Jul
22
1:00 PM13:00

Symposium: Religious Divides

The Jonathan Fisher House Memorial and the Blue Hill Public Library will host a symposium on Sunday, July 22nd, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the library, on the subject of religious divides in Fisher's time and beyond. Several experts will be on hand to discuss various aspects of this history.

Michael McVaugh, board member at the Fisher House, will speak about the division in Blue Hill that resulted in a significant percentage of Jonathan Fisher's congregation leaving to form the Blue Hill Baptist Church. Gary Vencill, retired pastor and also a board member, will give broader historical background from the early nineteenth century on the divisions that took place in the Blue Hill and Castine Congregational Churches. Alison Dibble will talk about what was happening on the Baptist side of the divide, and Lynn Parsons will speak on the schism in Castine that resulted in the formation of a Unitarian Church there.

Following an intermission, there will be a panel featuring Lutheran minister Elaine Hewes, Episcopal priest Emily Blair Stribling, & United Methodist pastor Vicki Woods with of a discussion of schisms happening, or threatening to happen, in denominations today.

There will be a reception at 4:00, following the symposium, at the Fisher House on the Mines Road in Blue Hill. Light refreshments and tours of the house will be offered. This event is cosponsored by the Fisher House Memorial and the Blue Hill Public Library. There is no charge and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.

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