August 19th, 2019

Curator Paige Lilly leads an exhibit talk about Risky Business: Square-Rigged Ships and Salted FishCastine, Maine: Join the Castine Historical Society on Tuesday, August 27 at 5:00 p.m. for a free behind-the-scenes exhibit talk to be held at the Abbott School gallery, 17 School Street, Castine. The program delves into the historical context and in-depth details of the 2019-2020 exhibit Risky Business: Square-Rigged Ships and Salted Fish.

In this last of a three-part series held throughout the summer, curator Paige Lilly expands on the historical connections and intriguing stories discovered while making this exhibit. The presentation will cover the financial, social, and economic risks faced by ship owners, workmen, and local families before and during the U.S. Civil War. Questions and discussion will be welcomed. Wine and cheese will be served at the beginning of each talk.

The Castine Historical Society opens a window into Castine’s extraordinary past through preserving local history and hosting changing exhibitions, lectures, town walking tours, house and garden tours, and historic reenactments. The Historical Society’s Abbott School features the exhibit gallery, gift shop, and a community meeting space at 17 School Street, Castine. The Grindle House offices and research library at 13 School Street are open year-round.

The exhibits are open daily through September 2, Monday – Saturday, 10-4; Sunday, 1-4. Fall hours are September 6 – October 14, Friday, Saturday, Monday, 10-4; Sunday, 1-4. For more information visit, call 207-326-4118, or email