Cost: $6/$8 for pancakes and sausage; otherwise free
Come experience a late winter ritual done the old-fashioned way at a 19th-century living history farm. In celebration of Maine Maple Sunday, the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center will serve pancakes and sausage in the farmer’s cottage, a replica of the original 1867 historic building. Sap boiling demonstrations take place in the Sugar House. Visitors can help tap trees and collect sap. Meet the schoolmarm in the one-room schoolhouse who will encourage you to practice your mental arithmetic and penmanship using a quill pen under her watchful eye. Bring snowshoes or sleds and enjoy the 445 acres at this National Historic Site. $6 - $8 for pancakes and sausage; otherwise it’s free. March 23, 2014: 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Live-In History Experience at Norlands April 25 -26, 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 April 25 and 26, 2014 and is open to the public and just waiting for you to call and reserve a spot. Sign up by April 11th. Space is limited to a maximum of 16 participants. For more information or to register, call us at 207-897-4366 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees are $125 per adult and $95.00 for ages 12 and under. Registration and fees are due by April 11, 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 April 12, 2013.
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.
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)
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.