Maine House Made Famous In Andrew Wyeth Painting Designated National Landmark

The doors to the Olson House (above) have just opened on this sunny Friday morning in Cushing, and guests from all over the U.S. are arriving for tours.  “We average between 7,000 and 10,000 visitors a summer,” says Jane Bianco, assistant curator the Farnsworth Art Museum in nearby Rockland, which owns and operates the Olson House as an historic site.”Well, it’s interesting because there are many layers of significance about this house,” she says. It’s an historic property that survives since the 18th century. There’s the story of the Hawthornes and their relation to Nathaniel Hawthorne, the Salem witch trials. (see more at MPBN)