OTISFIELD — This year’s Otisfield Historical Society picnic will be held at a special place not ordinarily open to the public: the Beehive Cottage, formerly the dining room of what was once known as Camp Ohuivo.

The picnic, which will be held inside the cottage perched over Thompson Lake, is scheduled for noon Sunday, Aug. 9. Hosts for the occasion will be members of the McKay-Shaller family, who own the cottage.

During the gathering, Sharon Garvey, a summer resident, will coordinate an exchange of photos, post cards, memorabilia and stories about the history of the camp. For years Garvey has collected the information as part of her research. She hopes to make a formal presentation of the camp’s history at a future evening program of the historical society.

Those attending are invited to bring any Ohuivo-related material to the picnic, which will be held rain or shine.

Those attending should bring their lunch and something to share with the larger group. Ohuivo Camp Road turns off Cobb Hill Road and drops toward the lake. Parking will be at the old bungalow site where guides will escort the group down to the Beehive. Organizers have warned that the access path is rough and uneven and that only outhouse facilities are available.

For more information, contact Jean Hankins at 539-2521.

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