RANGELEY — The Rangeley Historical Society presents “Rangeley’s First Settlers: Jude Lamb” in a one-woman show about Eunice Lakeman Hoar at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the RFA Lakeside Theater.

Eunice Lakeman married Luther Hoar in 1799. In 1817 they traveled with their nine children, on foot, from the Avon area to what is now called Rangeley Lake. They were the first white family to settle on Rangeley Lake. Their story is traditionally told from the male point of view with Luther as the pioneer. But he could not have taken nine children, including a baby and toddlers, on that journey without the help, direction and partnership of a woman.

Jude’s portrayal of her great-great-great-great-grandmother is created from a lifetime of hearing the family story and years of research and study in genealogy, history and the society of the early 19th century.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society members. Proceeds to benefit the society’s museums and programs. Tickets available at the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum in Oquossoc or at 6 p.m. at the door. There will be a cash bar (beer/wine), raffle and more.

Jude Lamb

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