I love history – there are so many stories that surround people, places and things in our collective past. Today I woke to read a press release from Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar who announced that the Olson House in Cushing Maine had been named a national historic landmark.
The Olson House became well known from the Andrew Weyth paintings most famously, “Christina’s World”. Mr Wyeth painted at the Olson House for over 30 years and when he passed away a few years ago he was buried on its grounds.
It’s a plain looking house but when you think of all the creativity that happened there, the stories it’s walls and grounds would have to share, it’s really quite an incredible space. I’m so glad that the National Park Service deemed it historic enough to be on the registry.
The timing is actually quite perfect for this announcement. Tonight is the First Friday Art Walk in Rockland from 5-8pm and the Farnsworth Art Museum, who cares for the Olson House, is open with free admission. If you’re looking for something to do tonight – look no further.