|Great Cranberry Island Historical Society
|Volume 3||July 2003|
||Preservation Grant for Video Editing
|Don't miss the
|Annual Meeting -- August 13th
The Historical Society Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, August 13th., 7:30 p.m. at the Church. A short business meeting will include the election of officers and three Trustees.
Our program will feature a 2001 video interview with Charles "Waddy" Wadsworth, touching on his life and his art, his marriage to Jean, their publishing business, and the artist friends he introduced to the island. Edited by Bruce Komusin, it has music by Waddy's son, Geoff, and a special narration by Waddy's daughter, Laurie, speaking her mother's words.
A Retrospective Art Show of Wadsworth';s paintings and prints will be shown in the Community Center following the meeting. Refreshments will be served.
The Multimedia Center is happy to announce a new publication
"Surf, Stone, & Spruce"
by Ted Harlan
Poetry and Photos of Great Cranberry Island
Copies of the book will be available at the Museum and The Whale's Rib
Great Cranberry Island Historical Society
P.O. Box 12
Cranberry Isles, ME 04625
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|A Note from your President:
I hope you've all seen and enjoyed the new exhibit at the Museum. Even this week more items were added.
Thanks to all who've sent in your memberships. To keep the nuseum open all summer, we have continuing expenses - payroll, insurance, and utilities. The grant money we received can be used only for video editing.
We count on your support. Please, if you haven't renewed your membership, do so this month.
Besides the videos, we've published additional copies of the book, "Cranberry Road" and hope to have the "House Histories" ready for publication before the end of the year. Your Board of Trustees are working now towards plans for next year. We try to keep the Museum growing and interesting-- fun for our visitors and you.
|Spinning Sheep Tales
Our season began with an Open House on July 3rd. The featured speaker was Gail Grandgent, a spinner and former sheep owner. She brought two friends, who demonstrated spinning techniques, using sheep's wool.
Gail told many interesting stories of her sheep adventures, when she lived at the Coast Guard Station on Islesford. In order to feed the increasing flock, she boarded them on the outer islands. The Wyeth family took them one summer. Gail also explained the method of preparing and dying wool, and the superiority of island-grown wool.
Before the talk, Naomi McShea entertained the assembly with lively piano music.
Pictured (left to right):
Leslie Pew, Gail Grandgent, and Penelope Olson.