We are three weeks into the season and attendance has been up over last year! We are thrilled to meet people from all over the country (and the world). I thought it would be fun to see where the folks who have signed the guest book are from and who has traveled the farthest.
Week 1: We had visitors from Carson City, NV. that’s 3202 miles by car.
Week 2: Our guests from Fredericksburg Texas traveled 2325 miles for the visit
Week 3: This was our international week. Visitors from Montreal Canada (a mere 354 miles by car) and the long distance winners this week from London UK traveled 3046 miles (by plane we must suppose).
Lets see where the other guest hailed from:
There are still plenty of states to go, so come visit the Ruggles House.
And don’t forget The Ice Cream Social is Sunday July 9 from 1-3. The house is open for free tours and there is free ice cream for everyone. Hope to see you there.
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
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>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
Even if it doesn’t feel like Spring here in downeast Maine, you can pretend this Saturday at the annual plant sale. There will be vegetables seedlings, annuals and perennials. See you there.
>The Ruggles House is lucky to have so many generous members and twice a year we like to let them know what has been going on. One of the less than glamorous jobs is getting the newsletters folded and mailed. Thanks so much to Ellen Tenan, Mike McSorley, Dick Grant and Bill Brundage for matching, folding, stuffing and stapling almost 700 newsletters.
The spring newsletter should be in member’s mailboxes shortly. It will also available soon on our website The Ruggles House
>That’s the way guests are greeted as they enter this amazing historic house museum in the quiet town of Columbia Falls in beautiful downeast Maine.
The house was built in 1818 for a local merchant and has endured through many challenges. As of today it is entering the 21st century with this blog and a facebook page.
There are lots of new things planned for the house this year, so check back from time to time, or subscribe to this blog to keep up to date on events, happenings and history as this great house heads into the future.