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Getting ready for the party!


Friday was a flurry of activity as the local garden club members dressed the house in holiday greenery to get ready for the Christmas Tea on Sunday. Thank you to Worcester Wreath company for their donation of wreaths and other greenery. So much was going on no one had time to get pictures… oops. You will just have to come to see their work in person. Tea will be served from 1-4pm. And something new this year, music will be […]

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Don’t Forget…


to join us Sunday December 8 from 1-4 for tea, music and good cheer at the annual Christmas Tea. Teas provided by Teas of Cherryfield, music by Cole Creek

Welcome to the Holidays


  The Ruggles House invites you to the annual Christmas Tea, Sunday, Dec. 8 from 1-4 p.m. . Join us for tea, mulled cider and homemade baked goods along with live music and holiday cheer. The house, including the famous flying staircase, will be decorated in period style for the holidays. Find unique gifts for friends and family, including the “Ruggles House” book in the gift shop. Tea will be served by Teas of Cherryfield and live music will be […]

Happy Birthday Deliverance


Today we celebrate the 278th birthday of Deliverance Barrows Ruggles. Thomas Ruggles’ mother must have been quite a woman. She married Captain Nathaniel Ruggles in 1752 and had eight children, seven who lived to maturity. Her husband died in December 1776, just as the Revolutionary War broke out, leaving her with five sons and two daughters ranging in age from 21 to 4. Thomas was only six years old at the time. Her oldest son Nathaniel Jr. settled in Newport […]

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>A major purchase (Sept 27)


>September 27, 1797… Thomas Ruggles’ first recorded land purchase in Maine.  He purchased 100 acres with a dwelling house, barn and outbuildings for $750.  A year later, September 1798,  Thomas and his brother Benjamin jointly purchased a dwelling house, work house and half a barn for $150. The house may have served as the first home of Thomas Ruggles.

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>Happy Anniversary April 6


>Thomas Ruggles married Ruth Clapp in Rochester, Mass. April 6, 1797

>Happy Birthday Frederick Augustus


>Today is the 211th  birthday of Frederick Augustus Ruggles. Born January 8, 1801, Frederick was the third son and third child of Thomas and Ruth Ruggles. He was born in Columbia (now Columbia Falls) in the first house the family owned in town. He would have moved into the “new” house- the one we know as The Ruggles House– with his 6 brothers and sisters at the age of 19. Frederick was a farmer and the agricultural census data from 1850 shows […]

>Hello Irene


>Since there is a rather unwelcome visitor headed to town this weekend, we are battening down the hatches here at The Ruggles House and will be closed Sunday and Monday. Look for an update on Tuesday. Be safe everyone

>I scream, You scream…


> We all scream for Ice Cream! Visit the Ruggles House this Sunday from 1-3 for an old fashioned Ice Cream Social. Free house tours and ice cream under the tent on the lawn. What could be better on a summer day? Check out the herb garden, or just sit on the porch and watch the world go by.