Rockwell reflects on Wyeth, the Olson House

Aug 01, 2014
Courtesy of: Farnsworth Art Museum The Olson House in Cushing is among the subjects David Rockwell will reflect upon at the August meeting of the Cushing Historical Society.

Cushing — The August meeting of the Cushing Historical Society will feature David Rockwell in a program titled Personal Recollections and Reflections on the Olson House. The meeting will take place Thursday, Aug. 14, in the Cushing Historical Society meetinghouse on Hawthorn Point Road, just off Pleasant Point Road. The evening will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a short business meeting, followed by the program.

David Rockwell is Andrew Wyeth’s nephew and the son of Dudley Rockwell. He has spent his summers in Cushing as a neighbor to the Olsons and has fond memories of summers spent in Maine with his uncle Andy and other members of the Wyeth family.

Rockwell currently is on the faculty of Suffield Academy in Connecticut. At Suffield, he is the chairman of the history department and the leadership department. He has taught classes in American history, American studies and Native American history. He also is the Director of the Suffield Academy Outdoor Leadership School. He has received the SWAN Award, the Richter Award and the Elisha Andrews Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Along with Ruth Aiken and his aunt Betsy Wyeth, Rockwell helped to found the Cushing Historical Society in 1969.

The next CHS meeting will be Sept. 11 and will feature Roger Dell, Director of Education at the Farnsworth Art Museum.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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