Camden-Rockport Historical Society's Harvest Gathering Sunday, Oct. 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. features beans, straw men, a blacksmith working at his forge, rug braiding, quilting exhibit and demonstrations.

For the kids, crafts and games — including pumpkin painting, and a mountain of leaves to jump in. For children of all ages musical entertainment provided by the Belfast Bay Fiddlers. Maynard Stanley's famous Chuckwagon Beans and other refreshments including homemade pies will be sold at a nominal cost. Jane Carr will demonstrate cooking on the Conway House 1780s hearth.

A blacksmith will be at his forge demonstrating his craft. Inside the Cramer Museum Jan Kelsey will have a quilting demonstration and several of the society's 1800s quilts will be on display. Mary Mosier will demonstrate rug braiding

Henry Lunn will be attired in his 1775 Patriot uniform and discuss what it was like for a militiaman of that time.

An apple press provided by The Country Inn at Camden-Rockport will be in operation and visitors will be able to sample the fresh cider.

Barbara Dyer, Camden's Town Historian will conduct special tours of the Cramer Museum and will answer questions about Camden's history. She will also discuss how to undertake a family history/genealogy project.

Admission is free for everyone, but donations are appreciated.

The Conway House complex is located just south of the Hannaford store at the Camden-Rockport town line. For more information call 236-2257 or contact the historical society at