5th ANNUAL AUTUMN PIE & ARTS Saturday, September 13 | 1pm-4pm | $5 admission | Free for ages 12 and under
Step into the past with mansion tours, a Victorian fashion show, concert, and pie sale.
Enjoy a slice of homemade pie while listening to music on the front lawn. Musical guests include Neil James on the violin and the rockin’ Every Other Sunday band at 1:30pm. Enjoy a Victorian Fashion Show at 3:00pm. Take a guided tour of the 1867 Washburn family mansion. The event also includes a poster display of artwork created by third grade students from Jay, Livermore, and Livermore Falls. A children’s craft activity includes making simple and fun reverse prints using paper and paint.
Whole pies for sale ($12) and slices served up with real whipped cream for a donation. Proceeds benefit Norlands’ programs.
LIVE-IN HISTORY EXPERIENCE AT THE NORLANDS September 26-27, 2014
Immerse Yourself in 1870. Spend 24 Hours on the Farm.
An Exciting, Hands-on Learning Experience for Individuals and Groups
The next 24 Hour Live-In Experience at the Norlands is on September 26 and 27, 2014 and is open to the public and just waiting for you to call and reserve a spot. Sign up by September 12th. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call us at 207-897-4366 or e-mail email@example.com.
Fees are $125 per adult and $95.00 for ages 12 and under. Registration and fees are due by September 12, 2014.
This is an overnight introduction to the chores, food, activities, and living conditions of the past and a unique way of learning about rural Maine farm life after the Civil War.
Here’s a sampling of what to expect for 24 hours:
Fully participate in an experiential 19th-century living history program
Live without modern technology such as cellular phones and MP3 players
Assume the character of someone who actually lived near the Norlands in the 19th century and become a part of a farm family
Learn appropriate behavior and customs, speech and colloquialisms of the time
Use 19th century farm implements and discover the challenges of cooking on a wood stove
Learn the realities of 19th century farm life by participating in indoor and outdoor chores
Play period games and listen to stories in the evening
Stay in an authentic reproduction of an 1870s Farmer’s Cottage with old-fashioned beds and where bathrooms facilities are chamber pots and privies
3 authentic farm meals, evening snack, one night’s lodging, and instructional materials
Fees are $125 per adult and $95.00 for ages 12 and under. Registration and fees are due by September 12, 2014
For safety reasons, the physical activities, and the need to participate, this program is open to adults and children age 9 and older. (4th grade+). Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Live-Ins last a full 24 hours, from 2:30 pm one day to 2:30 pm the following day.
FALL FESTIVAL Saturday, October 11 | 11am-4pm
Living history demonstrations, mansion tours, hayrides, crafts, games, music, and more!
VETERANS DAY DINNER & PROGRAM Saturday, November 8 | 6:30pm | $20 ticket by reservation only
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 by November 3rd.
CHRISTMAS AT NORLANDS Sunday, December 7 (Snow date: December 14) | 11am-4pm
Open house, crafts, music, hayrides, living history, and more!
THANK YOU to the sponsors of the 2014 Rally for Norlands: