Cider pressing at the Pownalborough Court House
Bring your own apples and press your own cider at the Pownalborough Court House in Dresden on Saturday, Sept. 30 from noon to 4 p.m. The stewardship committee of the historic site will provide participants with an electric grinder or a traditional press. It takes 42 apples to make a gallon of cider. (Keep in mind that perfect apples are not necessary to make excellent cider.)
Cider donuts from Rocky Ridge Orchard in Bowdoin will be served, and containers for the cider will be provided at no charge. The event is free, although donations will be accepted to benefit the maintenance of the Court House, located on Courthouse Road, off Route 128 in Dresden.
The Court House, which is maintained by the Lincoln County Historical Association, will be open for tours. It is located at 23 Court House Rd.
In case of rain, the cider pressing will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7. For more information, please contact Kerry Cushing at (207) 882-6817 or Tina Guy at (207) 441-6108.
The Lincoln County Historical Association is a non-profit organization that provides stewardship for the 1754 Chapman-Hall House in Damariscotta, the 1761 Pownalborough Court House in Dresden, and the 1811 Old Jail and Museum in Wiscasset. For more information about the organization, please visit www.lincolncountyhistory.org or Facebook at Lincoln County Historical Association (Maine).