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Explore the 19th Century at the
Washburn Norlands Living History Center

Discover Norlands

Norlands is a 400-acre estate which includes a stately Victorian country mansion with farmer’s cottage, a gothic-style granite library, a Universalist meetinghouse, a one-room schoolhouse, and an expanse of picturesque working farmland.

Who were the remarkable Washburns who built Norlands, led states and people, invented, explored, innovated and always returned home to Maine?

Join us for a
Farm-to-Table Meal

Get a taste of Maine at farm-to-table meals at the Norlands in the barn and the Mansion. Our farmer/chef Emelia Robbins has designed a series of classic Maine meals featuring seasonal products from Livermore area family owned farms. Dinners return in late April.

Come to School in 1870

When you bring your class, camp, scout troop or youth group to the Washburn Norlands Living History Center, volunteer and staff interpreters lead your students in an educational and historical experience as if it were the 19th century.
Get married at the Norlands! We are booking weddings for 2024 and beyond

When you bring your class, camp, scout troop or youth group to the Washburn Norlands Living History Center, volunteer and staff interpreters lead your students in an educational and historical experience as if it were the 19th century. Our educational school-age program is designed for history lovers of all ages.  Each session is within the capacity of today’s learners and they gain an understanding of what life was like in this crossroads neighborhood of Livermore, Maine. Small groups participate in a variety of activities throughout the buildings on the Washburn Norlands campus.

Haunted Harvest Day October 28

On Saturday, October 28th, join us for Haunted Harvest Day at the Norlands. With a Maine Bean Supper in the Barn, a cemetery tour and a moonlight walk to the

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2023 Annual Meeting October 13

Norlands Members are invited to join us on October 13 in the Meeting House to hear about our successes in 2023 and our plans for the future.  A reception will

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COME VOLUNTEER IN 1870

Our 50th fall season is off to a great start… and we need volunteers to make it the best in years! Between our Living History Days, School Field Trips, Site

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Our videos were filmed during a family visit by Dustin Tribou – Saylorink Tatoo. Thank you!