NORWAY — The Norway Historical Society will host its first program of the 2013 season at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, featuring the history of the Ordway Grove.

Ordway Grove, off Pleasant Street, is home to some of the oldest and largest white pines in Maine. The grove also provides access to Pennesseewassee Lake.

The program will include presentations by John Crumpton of the Twin Town Nature Club and Merle Ring, the regional district forester of the Maine Forest Service. The program will begin in the society meeting hall at 471 Main St. with the history of the grove. Ring will then lead a field trip to explore the grove and its pine trees.

Ring and the Maine Forest Service work to ensure that trees and forest lands such as Ordway Grove will continue to provide benefits for present and future generations of Maine people, organizers of the event said.

Light refreshments will be provided prior to the program at the society.

For more information about the Norway Historical Society or the program on the history of the Ordway Grove, please see the society’s website at or call 743-7377.

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