Brooks Historical Society will hold its annual Heritage Day Open House on Sunday, Oct. 9 from 1-4 p.m. at the Pilley House.

New this year will be a featured speaker Peter Dalton of Northport, author of “With Our Faces To The Foe: A History Of The 4th Maine Infantry In The War Of The Rebellion.” His presentation will include slides and Civil War artifacts.

The 4th Maine Regiment was comprised of companies from the towns of Brooks, Winterport, Searsport, Belfast and Rockland. On display will be the Civil War trunk which accompanied Captain Andrew Derby Bean of the 4th Maine Regiment to the Battle of Bull Run.

Familiar artisans from past years will be again demonstrating their skills at spinning, rug braiding, rug hooking, quilting and timber framing.

Free refreshments will be served on the porch. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.