Millay House Rockland holds open house during Rockland’s Festival of Lights
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ROCKLAND — Millay House Rockland will again hold an open house during Rockland’s Festival of Lights, Saturday, Nov. 25. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., organizers will serve homemade cookies and hot cider.
“Come see the results of our restoration and learn about our latest, evolving plans for a Millay Garden in the back and a writer-in-residence program,” said Ann Morris, in a news release.
The double house at 198 Broadway is the birthplace of Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Millay grew up in Union and Camden, graduated from Vassar, and went on to publish poetry, short stories, and the libretto for an opera. During the Roaring ‘20s, her dramatic poetry readings across the country made her the most popular woman in America.
“At last year’s open house, we were surprised to have our two new city counselors, Adam Lachman and Penny York, and Governor Janet Mills drop by,” said Morris. “Our governor loves poetry!”
The Millay House has limited parking and is in walking distance of downtown.