Brew with a View: Fundraising party at Castle Tucker July 11

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 7:30am

Join the party at Brew with a View, Historic New England’s fundraiser for Wiscasset’s own Castle Tucker on July 11 from 5-7:30 p.m. Enjoy a summer evening of local beer and spectacular river views, and help save one of Maine's historical treasures. Sample American farmhouse beers from Maine's own Oxbow Brewing Company, along with wine and soft drinks. Sarah's Cafe will provide delicious hors d'oeuvres featuring local ingredients, including lobster. Take an after-hours look inside one of the best examples of a Victorian home in the United States. Your support will go directly to preserving and maintaining this beloved Wiscasset landmark. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Space is limited. Tickets are $45. Buy online at https://my.historicnewengland.org/2756/4891 or call 882-7169.

Castle Tucker, at 2 Lee St., is one of Maine’s most fascinating landmarks. Step back in time as you walk through a mansion filled with the original furnishings of the Tucker family, who lived here for over 140 years. One of the most complete and original Victorian homes in the United States, this unusual style house was built in 1807 by one of Wiscasset’s most prominent citizens, lawyer, Congressman and Judge Silas Lee.

In 1858, Captain Richard Tucker Jr., scion of a prominent Wiscasset shipping family, bought the house for his new and growing family. The Tuckers updated and redecorated to reflect the styles of their time. Very little was changed in the house after 1900, including a kitchen with four generations of kitchen technology still in place where it was used. Preserved by three generations of Tucker women, Castle Tucker is now a historic house museum shown as the family left it in 1997.

Sponsors of Brew with a View are Ames Hardware & Supply, Inc., First National Bank, Dead River Company, Carl M.P. Larrabee Insurance, Oxbow Brewing Company, Michelle Peele Floral + Home Design, Damariscotta Bank & Trust, Cromwell Coastal Properties, Tim Dunham Realty, William and Sally Gemmill, Susan Blagden, Chris Erickson and Lonnie Kennedy-Patterson.

For more information, call 207-882-7169 or visit www.HistoricNewEngland.org.