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Norlands is always open by appointment for guided tours and educational programs for individuals, groups, and school field trips.  Call 207-897-4366 or email for more information.  

Site Tour: Norlands Through The Years

Contact us to schedule a site tour.  The tour includes a walk through the 1867 Washburn mansion. Hear about this family’s remarkable achievements and how their lives, the buildings, and the landscape changed through the years. We try to accommodate tours over the winter, but keep in mind that the buildings are not heated.

Price is $10.00 per person | $6.00 ages 12 and under | $25.00 family rate (2 adults with 2-3 children)

Strawberry Festival
Saturday, June 25, 2016 | 11:00am-4:00pm | $10; $6 ages 12 and under; $25 family rate (20% admission discount for members)

FREE admission to Craft Fair. General admission applies to all other activities. 

All buildings will be open for tours.  Ongoing activities for the day include horse-drawn hayrides, tours of the 1867 Washburn family mansion, blacksmithing demonstrations, lessons of the past and spelling bees in the one-room schoolhouse, artifact games and living history in the farmer’s cottage, special presentations, storytelling, and old-fashioned outdoor games such as hoops & graces and croquet. Children’s craft activities include making kites, bean bags, and handkerchief dolls.  Strawberry Shortcake made with homemade biscuits, local strawberries, and real whipped cream will be for sale.   Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, soda, and water for sale by the Jay-Livermore Falls Lions Club ($).

Scheduled Presentations include:
  • 11:30am:  The Busy Cradle: Story of the Washburns
  • 1:00pm:  Guided Nature Walk to the Pools of Simeon
  • 1:30pm:  Meet Elizabeth S. Kingman Horr, 19th Century Doctor
  • 2:30pm:  Visit with Mercy Lovejoy, Livermore Town Pauper

The event is co-sponsored by Axis Natural Foods (Auburn), Hillside Sports Club (Jay), Main-Land Development Consultants, Inc. (Livermore Falls), Ranor Mechanical (North Jay), ReEnergy Livermore Falls LLC, Roger A. Kay, D.D.S. (Livermore Falls), and U.S. Cellular/Shippers Express (Livermore Falls).

Featured artisans: Amaezi Crafts by Thaylene Bernard, Bonita K's Photography by Bonita Boothby Kenny, Creative Basketry by Diane Wheeler, Effie's Farmhouse with Suzy Seames-Young, Embroiderers’ Guild of America – Southern Maine Chapter, Forrest Bonney Handcrafted Furniture, Generations Textiles by Carol and Robert Thomas, Herbania by Emily Green, Justa Alpaca Farm/Brenda Simoneau, Chair Caning by Pam Lanyon, Livermore Village Scrappers, Malbons Mills Blacksmith Shop/Richard Tessier, Phoenix Pottery by Sarah Delaney, Greater Rumford Historical Society with Spinning and Weaving by Jane Peterson and Janice Irish, Spirit Filled Sisters Mary and Melissa Lemke, and Whitehill Farm/Amy Leblanc. 

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.

©Washburn Norlands Living History Center
Washburn-Norlands Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization

290 Norlands Road
Livermore, Maine 04253

Phone: 207-897-4366
Fax: 207-897-4963

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