1:00 pm (South Berwick Village)
A one-hour walking tour listening for “village voices” from the past will be offered by the Old Berwick Historical Society on Saturday, Sept. 17.
Dubbed “Village Voices: The Tour,” the walk incorporates themes from a new exhibit by that name at the society’s Counting House Museum. The display, located in the second floor hall, traces the economic transformation of South Berwick over four centuries, using maps, photos and original objects.
Led by historical society member Wendy Pirsig, the walking tour begins at 1:00 pm in the post office parking lot on Main Street. Everyone is welcome.
Sawmilling, farming, maritime trade, shoemaking, textile manufacturing, and small business are six local livelihoods highlighted in both the exhibit and the walking tour.
“Not every town is fortunate enough to have so many remnants of past eras, right within walking distance,” said Pirsig. “In South Berwick, even with modern traffic going by and people talking on cell phones, we can learn the stories of people who lived here before, and picture their livelihoods when horses’ hooves could be heard on these streets.”