NORWAY —The Norway Historical Society will recreate the Marigold Tea Room for the Norway Arts Festival on Saturday, July 11. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. people are invited to visit the society and sit down for a made-from-scratch slice of pie, baked by local residents.
Peach, blueberry, chocolate and coconut cream, strawberry rhubarb, raspberry and custard will be available as will coffee, tea and lemonade. Jeremy Hill will be at the piano, playing music from the period.
“Come early. Last year was a sell-out,” said Marion Howe, a trustee of the society. “”Proceeds are used to help maintain the history of the town,” she said.
The Marigold Tea Room was a favorite place to eat in Norway Lake Village in the 1920s and 1930s.
“It was a nice stopping stopping place for folks coming into town,” said Howe. “Without phones and radios, it was a place for locals to catch up on the news.”
The historical society is located at the corner of Main and Whitman streets across from the Advertiser/Democrat. It is open from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and Saturday during the summer. Curator is Charles Longley. Volunteers and new members are welcome.
Upcoming events at the Norway Historical Society include a memory night for the Gingerbread House on Tuesday, July 28, and a road trip to the Maine State Museum. For more information, call 743-7377.


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