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Woodlawn Utility Upgrade

ELLSWORTH: The Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations (Trustees), governing board of Woodlawn, have launched a project to improve the utilities (water, sewer, power, and communications) on the 180-acre historic estate. This project is the first phase of the larger project to rebuild the Carriage Barn. EL Shea is the general contractor for the project […]

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Woodlawn Welcomes New Trustees in 2019

ELLSWORTH: The Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations, governing board of Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park, held its annual meeting and dinner on January 25, 2019 at the Black House in Ellsworth. The Trustees welcomed two new members and one returning member to the board. Chelsea Sawyer of Ellsworth, ME and Robert Worrell of Omaha, […]

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Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations Receives Additional 64 Acres for Public Benefit

ELLSWORTH: The Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations (Trustees) are pleased to announce that Persis Ray has transferred 64 acres of land to the Trustees. The wooded land runs parallel and contiguous to the southern boundary of Woodlawn, the Trustees’ current property and main holding, in the area known as Westwood Hills. “Mrs. Ray has […]

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Ellsworth Antiques Show Returns to Woodlawn, August 16-18

The Longest Running Summer Antiques Show in the Nation Ellsworth, Maine:  Live music, wine, beer tastings, lectures and an exciting lineup of dealers are a few of the offerings coming to the 2018 Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn. The Show, being held August 16 to 18 on the museum grounds, is sponsored by Boston Private […]

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The Black House at Woodlawn Open for Tours

The Black House at Woodlawn opened for its 89th season on Tuesday, May 1 from 1 to 4 p.m.  The Black House is a Federal style home built between 1824-1827 by John Black, a successful Ellsworth businessman who made his fortune in the timber and lumbering trades. Tours of the Black House are given through […]

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Woodlawn is Grand Marshal for Downtown Ellsworth Christmas Parade

Woodlawn is delighted to be named Grand Marshal of this year’s Downtown Ellsworth Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 2. The parade steps out at 11 a.m. from the Maine Community Foundation parking lot on upper Main Street. The 2017 parade marks the 37th year of this much-loved community event.  The streets along the parade route will […]

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Another Great Year for Woodlawn School Programs and Teachers Institute

Woodlawn is celebrating another successful year of serving area students in its popular Woodlawn School Program. According to Woodlawn’s executive director, Joshua Torrance, “We are thrilled to report that nearly1,000 students have participated in the Woodlawn School Program since January, and we have an additional 300 children scheduled for programs in December.”   The program has […]