“The Richardson Girls,” Mary Brann and Helen Nezda, will present the 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, program entitled “And to think that it happened on Cottage Street!” at the next Searsport Historical Society meeting. It’s all about memories of the summers they spent during the middle of the last century at the family summer home on Cottage Street. They and many others recall with pleasure youthful summer days in this charmed place and have shared their memories for this occasion.

Growing up on Cottage Street is a sentimental journey. Raising the wharf flag mornings and taking it down at sunset, waving hi to strangers who answered back to these friendly little kids they didn’t even know, and the excitement of “going up town.” T

he boathouse became their foul-weather playhouse, fishing off the town wharf with a “fishpole” of wood with string and a hook baited with a clam. Once they came home with an actual fish —- a 200-pound halibut! “Hurricane Carol left us marooned in candlelight.” And there was a seaplane, a watery wedding party, and even an alligator.

The program takes place in Curtis Hall on Church Street.