COMING IN JUNE!!
Rally for Norlands Civil War Reenactment Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, June 8 & 9, 2013: Gates open at 9:00 a.m
Don’t miss this historic event with a wide variety of living history demonstrations, exhibits, and engaging activities remembering the activities of the Civil War in the Spring of 1863.
The event is organized by the 3rd Maine Company A and 15th Alabama Company G to benefit Maine’s oldest living history farm and museum. The 445 acres of rolling hills surrounding the historic Washburn mansion, library, meeting house, cape house, sap-house, and one-room schoolhouse make Norlands an ideal place to experience the battles once fought in similar communities to the south and the impact of war on the families who remained on the rural home front.
Enjoy such as activities as:
Civilian and Infantry Encampments
Civil War Battle each day
Victorian Fashion Show
Washburn Mansion Tours
History Exhibits & Traditional Crafts
Stories of Washburns and Local Civil War Soldiers
Sutlers, Weavers, Spinners, Lace Makers
Church Service in the 1828 Meeting House
Country Supper & Gala Contra Dance*
*A pig roast & bean supper and gala contra dance featuring the sounds of The Racket Factory round out the activities on Saturday night starting at 5 pm. Enjoy slow-roasted pork, salads, baked beans, and cornbread followed by a gala contra dance at 7 pm. Join the Civil War reenactors and Norlands’ historians, as they dance in hoop skirts and Civil War military uniforms. Dancers of all abilities are welcome!
**Please, no dogs**
Daily Admission:.……$9/$6 under 12
Weekend Pass:…$16/$10 under 12
Saturday night supper: $13/$7 under 6. Limited seating. Call for advance tickets.
Are You a Renenactor? Do you or your unit want to participate? The registration deadline has passed. Please call 207-897-4366 or email email@example.com if interested in registering.
THANK YOU to the sponsors of the 2013 Rally for Norlands:
Contributing Sponsor ($250)
Axis Natural Foods, Inc. (Auburn)
Good Food Store & Smokin' Good BBQ (Bethel)
Naples Packing Co., Inc. (Mexico)
Oakhurst Dairy (Portland)
Shaky Barn Farm Gardens (Livermore)
Sunshine Pools, Inc. (Jay)
Shiretown Insurance Agency
United Insurance - Davis Agency (Monmouth)
June 29 – August 31: Living History Tours
Meet people from the 1870 Livermore community in the Washburn mansion, schoolhouse, and farmer’s cottage.
Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout July and August: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Admission: $10 per person, $6 children under 12 years. $25 family rate for a family of 5 (2 adults with 2-3 children).
September 6, 7, & 8: Friday, Saturday, Sunday ARTISTS’ RETREAT
A weekend of unstructured time to relax and paint (or write, draw, etc.) on the beautiful 445-acre Washburn-Norlands estate. Five delicious meals, overnight accommodations in the Farmer's Cottage, an evening mansion tour and visit from "Mercy Lovejoy, town pauper of Livermore": $250; meals and evening program only: $125. Accommodations are limited. Reservations required.
September 27 & 28: Friday and Saturday LIVE-IN HISTORY EXPERIENCE
Immerse yourself in 1870. 24 hours living and working on the farm. Overnight in authentic Farmer’s Cottage. For ages 9 to adult. Limited space available. Reservations are required. $125 per person / $95 under 12.
October 12: Saturday FALL FESTIVAL
Living history in the farmer’s cottage, mansion, and schoolhouse; traditional craft demonstrations, music and more! More details soon!
November 9: Saturday VETERAN’S DAY DINNER & PROGRAM
A special Civil War Veterans Day Remembrance program and music in the Ladies’ Parlor of the Washburn mansion. Dinner in historic farmer’s cottage. Limited seating. Reservations required. Seating at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $20.00 per person.
December 8: Sunday CHRISTMAS AT NORLANDS
Open house, crafts, music, hayrides, living history, and more! Open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission: $8.00 adults; $6.00 children under 12 years.
Schedule your event at Norlands
The Washburn-Norlands Living History is host to
a number of special events annually. These
events include our annual festivals, conferences,
business functions and more.
If you would like to host your own event, conference,
gathering or wedding at the Norlands site, please
call us for options.
Schedule your conference
or workshop in a beautiful historic setting.