Originally published in Compass, July 3, 2014
Jonathan Fisher House to celebrate 200th anniversary
In 1796, Jonathan Fisher (1768-1847) was the first settled minister of Blue Hill, and in 1814, the raising of Fisher’s house began. In recognition of the 200th anniversary, The Jonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. and The BTS Center will co-sponsor a week-long celebration of events, according to a news release.
Beginning on July 25, a symposium will be held at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill beginning at 10 a.m., “Nature, Art and Spirit in the Life and Work of Jonathan Fisher.” On July 26, at 1 p.m., there will be a talk and demonstration at the Fisher Homestead, “The Fashioning Hand of Jonathan Fisher: An inside look at the Parson’s Furniture,” followed by a formal tea. And on July 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Blue Hill Public Library, an illustrated presentation will be offered, “Jonathan Fisher and the making of the Scripture Animals.”
For information, call 374-2459 or visit jonathanfisherhouse.org. Fisher’s Homestead is open July 2 to August 30, Wednesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. and September 5 to October 11, Friday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m.