More history of the Old Homestead, which is open Wednesday from 2 to 4pm.

When acquired by the MRHS, the Homestead was known by most as the “Jim Mullins Place” for the late James Mullins, a Nova Scotian by birth who purchased it from the late Edwin R Witham Oct. 21, 1898. Mullins wife was Grace Ruth Witham, daughter of Edwin and Emma Heard Witham.

Shown is a picture of Jim and Grace Mullins (in back) and Effie and Linwood Dyer taken in the doorway what is now known as the Old Homestead.  This picture was from the late Ellena Fredette who was the daughter of Effie and Linwood and the niece of Jim and Grace.

Research is still being conducted concerning the Homestead. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.

The Homestead at 224 Ash Point Dr is open Wednesdays from 2 to 4pm August through September.  Please come see our work in progress as we restore this historic building. (If you are using GPS, it is a little off on Ash Point Dr)



If you have questions about this article, would like to know more about the Mussel Ridge Historical Society, or have information to share about Owl's Head and/or its people, please call Bonnie Post, 594-9263, send an email to or write us at MRHS, PO Box 133, Owl's Head, ME 04584.  We would love to hear from you!

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