– The Winthrop company will hold a rag doll party, a business meeting

Karen Tochaker Photo submitted

WINTHROP – To mark March as Women’s History Month, local author Karen Richards Toothaker plans to offer an interactive make-and-go doll party from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 26 at Winthrop History and Heritage Center, 107 Main St.

Rag dolls have comforted children and taught them to care for others throughout Winthrop’s history, according to a company press release. People can celebrate the dolls and women who brought them to life and bring home their very own rag doll.

Toothaker’s book “The Rag Doll Gift” is available at the center’s gift shop. Invitations with a small doll attached are available in the center. The center is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

The next Winthrop Maine Historical Society business meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 10 via Zoom. The Zoom link is https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/81096636540.

The company is meanwhile looking for the oldest house in Winthrop. Applications can be mailed with name and contact details to WMHS at PO Box 33, Winthrop, ME 04364. They can also be brought to the center during opening hours. Nominations are due by April 1. The oldest nominated house will be crowned at the society meeting on April 14.

The next big project planned by the company for 2022 will be to paint the entire exterior of the center using money from a grant that WMHS received. The company is looking for painters for this project; call 508-320-1514 for more information.

The society’s lecture series begins in April and will continue through November.

For more information, call the company at 207-395-5199 or email [email protected].

Joseph K. Bennett