The mysterious Lady in the Red Cloak, Sally Lobkowicz, will bring her tales of Midcoast hauntings to the Cramer Museum Wednesday, Aug. 25, when the Camden-Rockport Historical Society holds its 2010 annual meeting. Lobkowicz headlines the meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at the museum on the society’s Conway Homestead-Cramer Museum complex.

Her illustrated presentation focuses on Camden, south to Rockport and Glen Cove, and north to Lincolnville. One story in her local tour involves the Camden Opera House and a despondent young woman in the early 1900s. Jilted by her intended, the woman — coincidentally named Sally — committed suicide by throwing herself off the opera house balcony. Today, says Lobkowicz, some opera house patrons report indications that Sally’s spirit is still present. The seat in which she’d been sitting — if not in use — opens by itself.

A genealogy researcher, Lobkowicz — who moved to Maine from Nevada in 1976 — went on a haunted history tour in Pennsylvania in 2007, while on vacation. That spawned the idea to start one in Maine. She began digging into the history of Midcoast towns, beginning with Damariscotta. She spent hours pouring over history books in libraries and in private collections. She talked with residents to learn of their personal experiences with unexplainable phenomena. The result was her haunted history tours.

Dressed in period clothing, with a lantern to light the way, Lobkowicz focuses on this area as well as Damariscotta, Wiscasset, Boothbay Harbor and Bath.

During a brief business meeting, Camden-Rockport Historical Society members will elect officers and trustees for the coming year. The Conway Homestead and Cramer Museum complex, off Route 1 at the Camden-Rockport town line, concentrates on preserving the heritage of the Midcoast. For more information, call 236-2257.