Old Homestead in Owl's Head to Open Wednesday July 11th.
In 1777, Nathaniel Crockett, one of the first five settlers of Owls Head (then part of Thomaston) purchased a sizable portion of land including that where the Homestead now stands. Nathaniel was married to Eunice Cooper and they had 13 children. Much of the land eventually was known as the “Crockett Farm”
It is quite probable that the Old Homestead was built before 1820. Captain Charles Spalding and his wife Lucy Crockett Spalding owned the land in 1827. Prior to that several allied families had dower rights in the lot, which then consisted of seven acres.
The Old Homestead was leased by the Mussel Ridge Historical Society from the town of Owl’s Head in 1963 just before it was about to be burned. Major efforts to restore the building have taken place with much work remaining.
Starting July 11th and through September 30th, the Homestead which is located at 453 Ash Point Drive, will be open Wednesdays from 2 to 4pm. Please stop by and see our work in progress.