LEEDS — The Leeds Historical Society, along with Lew Alessio, will present an afternoon of mysterious and amusing antiques on Sunday, March 26.

People are asked to bring along items that old-timers would easily recognize, but which today’s generations might look at and say, “What in tarnation IS that?” 

Alessio will help the group guess just how that “whatchamacallit” might have been used, whether it would have belonged in the house or the barn, or whether it came from the local shoe shop or cider mill.

Alessio is a local collector of ephemera and the tools that reflect the ingenuity of New England inventors. Born and raised in New York City, he is the founder of the Maine Acting Co. He has an antiques business and has lived in Greene for 44 years.

The program is open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring along unusual or unknown items for Lew to identify just what it was used for. Refreshments will be served.

The program will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. March 26, with a rain date of Sunday, April 2, also from 2 to 4 p.m. The program will be held in the downstairs Community Room at the Leeds Town Office, 8 Community Drive, Leeds Center (the big white building behind the Leeds Post Office). Suggested donation is $5.

FMI: 207-524-2324.

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