The Jonathan Fisher House of Blue Hill will host a celebration of autumn at the House on Sunday, October 8 from noon to 2:00 PM, featuring cider-pressing, apple identification, orchard & house tours, a period cooking demonstration, and live music in a free, outdoor, family-friendly event.
Attendees are encouraged to bring fruit to contribute to the community cider-pressing, and take a turn at the press for themselves. Leslie Cummins, who manages the historic orchard at the Fisher House along with Tim Seabrook, will be providing apple identification services for those who bring in fruit, as well as reprising her popular tour of the historic orchard, highlighting Fisher’s original design and planting, and the process of re-establishing the orchard twenty years ago based on the documented apple varieties from Fisher’s original orchard map.
Joseph Greeley, Fisher House docent and volunteer, will share a period cooking demonstration, making a hearty fall meal that could have been served in Fisher’s day, cooked in an outdoor cook-box. Cook-boxes are a maritime invention originally used aboard ships which were too small to contain a cooking hearth. Samples of the meal will be available for visitors to try, and other autumnal refreshments will be available.
Local acoustic ensemble Big Moose will play tunes to entertain attendees while the cider is pressed, and house tours will be available throughout. This event is open to the public and free of charge, though donations are always welcome to support the Fisher House.
The Jonathan Fisher House is a historic house museum in Blue Hill. Fisher’s famed collection of folk art, surveying instruments, woodworking tools, furniture, and farming implements that he designed and personally made are housed at the Homestead located at 44 Mines Road (U.S. 15 S). For more information, call the Fisher House at 374-2459 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.