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Norway Arts Festival

July 10, 2014

Saturday, July 12


JULY 10-13, 2014.
This special announcement Featuring:
Thursday Night July 10, 7-9 PM
Sunday Evening July 13,  5-7PM


Cyrus Shaw Tucker

On Thursday, July 10, the 2014 Norway Arts Festival will kickoff with an original performance to celebrate this year’s focus figure: Cyrus Shaw Tucker. Tucker opened Tucker Harness Shop in 1867 after he returned from fighting in the Civil War. After the Great Fire of 1894, he was the first on Main Street to rebuild, and his building now houses Creative Media and Tucker’s Pub. A highly respected community leader, Cyrus was a founder of Norway Savings Bank, Treasurer of the Norway Branch Railroad Corporation and Treasurer of the Town among many other roles. Cyrus married Kate Denison in 1866, and the couple had three children. The Thursday evening performance at the Norway Memorial Library will begin at 7pm. Norway native Ben Tucker (Cyrus’ great-great-great nephew) and teacher Margo Pullen will bring Cyrus and Kate back to life as they read letters that capture the drama of the times and the intimacy of their love. Admission to the performance is free. A limited-edition print version of “The Cyrus Tucker Story” will be available for $2. FMI 743-9808.


Kate Denison

If you go, be sure and visit Diamond Duryea’s booth. Diamond is a volunteer at the Maine Arts Commission and is doing a fabulous job helping us get ready for the Summit on Arts Educadtion being held at USM, Portland, July 29-31.

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