OTISFIELD – The Otisfield Historical Society will meet at at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Community Hall for an evening of historical sleuthing led by art historian Ian Stewart.

The session will be divided into two parts. In a break with tradition, refreshments will be served during the first part, an informal session in which Stewart will meet individually with members and guests. He will examine antique items brought to the meeting and will advise on their care and disposition. Later Stewart will present a talk on antique glass and china, emphasizing how they were used in everyday life.

Stewart, who now lives in Newburyport, Mass., is acquainted with Otisfield because he has spent many summers as a guest at the Cape. After teaching art history at Cornell University, he was deputy director of the Minnesota Historical Society for many years. His main areas of expertise are glass, china and art deco.

All are welcome. Organizers request that those attending bring no more than two items to examine. For more information, contact Ethel Turner at 539-4404.

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