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August 2016
Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park

19 Black House Drive, Ellsworth ME 04605



The Woodlawn News 

August has arrived and in just two short weeks, the 2016 Ellsworth Antiques Show returns to Woodlawn. This summer event fits the bill whether you love antiques, love to shop, appreciate art, are a history buff or a music lover. 

From the Opening Night Party on Wednesday, August 17th, through the three days of the Show, August 18th to the 20th, there is much to see and enjoy.  With hundreds of antiques, at great prices for your home, garden and gift giving, you'll want to come back each day to take it all in!

While the Antiques Show is an exciting addition to our summer, the estate is a flurry of activity.  We have hundreds of visitors coming to enjoy our house tours, programs, teas, gardens and trails, and the croquet court.

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Experience the Area's Premier Summer Event! 
The Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn  
Wednesday, August 17 through Saturday, August 20

In just two week, the Ellsworth Antiques Show returns to Woodlawn. Twenty-seven dealers of national, international and regional renown will be under the Show tent with booths displaying hundreds of beautiful antiques.  Each evening, lively music and food events have been added for your enjoyment.  Don't miss the fun, reserve your tickets today!

Opening Night Party and Dinner (Wed. Aug. 17, 5 p.m.)

Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Sullivan returns to the Opening Night Cocktail Party  with the fun starting at 5 p.m. The evening includes hors d'oeuvres prepared and elegantly served by Chipper's Restaurant. Party goers will be the first to taste Woodlawn's first microbrew, John Black Stout, specially brewed for the event by the Airline Brewing Company from Amherst, Maine.  After the Party, stay and enjoy the festive Opening Night Dinner catered by Chippers Restaurant. Seating is limited to 75. To purchase your tickets, click here.

The following Thursday and Friday Evening Events are included in your regularly priced admission ticket!

($10 for the Show, $15 for the Show & Black House Tour)

Thursday Evening at the Show (Aug. 18, 3 - 6 p.m.)
If you like jazz ,wine, and beautiful things you won't want

to miss this very special evening under the tent. The smooth sounds of the Night & Day Jazz Trio and a wine tasting  of select red and white wines will have you relaxing after a hard day at work, or a great day of play on the Maine Coast.  This is sure to be a summer evening not to be missed. Purchase your tickets online today for this fantastic evening event!  

Friday Evening at the Show (Aug. 19, 3 - 6 p.m.)
The Show tent will be the place to kick off your weekend as the talented musicians from the Acadia School of Traditional Music fill the air with rollicking tunes along with a beer tasting with Airline Brewing Company. You will be among the first to taste Woodlawn's premier microbrew, John Black Stout created by Airline Brewing from celebration of this year's Show. Purchase your tickets online today for this fantastic evening event!  

Antique Auto Rides Thursday and Friday ( Aug. 18 & 19, 3-6 p.m.)

During the Thursday and Friday music events, your ticket

includes a ride in the Seal Cove Auto Museum's 1915 Detroit Electric. This snazzy little car is sometimes referred to as a lady's car as Henry Ford bought his wife Clara a new Detroit Brougham every two years from 1908 to 1914 since she refused to drive a gasoline powered car

Purchase your tickets online today for these fantastic Evening Events! 
Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn Welcomes Renown Decorator,  George Terbovich

Woodlawn welcomes renown decorator, George Terbovich from Kansas City, Missouri to create the first Designer Showcase for the 2016 Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn. This year's Show, being held Thursday, August 18 to Saturday, August 20, is sponsored by Skinner Auctioneers and Boston Private Wealth.

According to Woodlawn executive director, Joshua Torrance, "George is a longtime supporter of the Ellsworth Antiques Show and was pleased to be asked to create our first Designer Showcase. He will select objects and art from the other dealer booths and create a unique display, sure to be a highlight at this year's Show."  To read more about George, click here
Meet a Few of the New Dealers 
The Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn 
Jesse Davis 

This year we are welcoming, Jesse Davis Antiques who is traveling across the pond from London, England to be in our Show. He specializes in Majolica, Palissy, Staffordshire, glass, paintings and decorative objects.   

J & R Ferris Antiques 

J & R Ferris Antiques
, from Boonville, New York specializes in 18th & 19th century Americana. Their collection includes many American Civil War pieces as well as scientific and medical instruments, firefighting and political memorabilia.     
Sign-up for August programs today! 
Visit our calendar page at woodlawnmuseum.org and read about all the exciting programs scheduled in coming weeks. Here is a sneak peak at our August programs.....

Two classes coming this Saturday, August 6 - Register Today!

Explore Nature through Zentangle (with artist, Jenny Perruzzi) 
Identifying Edible Flowers (a Master Gardener Volunteer Program)

The very popular Colored Pencil Drawing with artist John DelMastro returns on Tues., August 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Don't wait to sign up for this one as it was a sell out in July.

Thar She Blows! Whales, A Nature Program at Woodlawn

with naturalist, Lynn Havsall on Wed., August 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Discover Encaustic Painting with Carol Michaud on August 27, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.  Learn this historic art form using hot wax that can be used in so many ways.

Complete details for all our programs are on our website where you can easily register and pay online.
A birthday, Tea Time Tour for 14 year old, Seneca Maddocks Wilbur.  
A Birthday Celebration at Woodlawn in July 

When Rebecca Maddocks Wilbur asked her daughter, Seneca what she would like to do to celebrate her 14th birthday, she was a bit surprised by her response, "Visit Woodlawn and tour the Black House."  And, when they learned that Seneca's birthday actually fell on a Tea Time Tour day, it put the icing on the cake.  Seneca had visited the property a number of times, sledding, walking the trails and on a school trip and wanted to learn more as she enjoys visiting landmarks in the area and has a fondness for history.  Happy Birthday, Seneca and thank you for sharing your day with us! 

From the Woodlawn Collection  

With the weather being unusually hot and humid over the past several weeks, it seemed appropriate to showcase some of the fans in the Woodlawn collection.  These four fans are displayed in the parlor.  Although this method of cooling is not as effective as today's air conditioning and motorized fans, we are sure that the Black family members welcomed them on hot summer days.

Asian themed Fan
Bull fighting scene

A uniquely shaped fan

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