With a reverence for the past and a dedication to a departed friend, the 18th annual Woodworkers & Artisans Show graced the grounds of Narramissic in South Bridgton Saturday and Sunday.

More than 15 artisans and woodworkers gathered to demonstrate techniques and methods for making boats, furniture, toys, flutes, baskets and other crafts.

Visitors also toured Narramissic, the 18th century Peabody-Fitch farm, owned and restored by the Bridgton Historical Society. The house, barn and blacksmith shop were open to the public.

This year’s show was dedicated to the late Bob Dunning, a Bridgton resident and preservationist who was instrumental in restoring the farm and organizing the Woodworkers & Artisans Show.

The blacksmith shop and forge were specifically dedicated to Dunning during a small ceremony Saturday afternoon.

“He is sorely missed by the legions whose lives were touched by his gentle grace,” wrote Ned Allen, president of the historical society.

Woodworkers show recalls an old friend0718Wood4.jpg. North Conway, N.H., resident Roberta McClellan weaves a basket from reeds from the core of a rattan tree Saturday at the 18th annual Woodworkers & Artisans Show held in South Bridgton. ws held by the Bridgton Historical Society.


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