|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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
Canceled--- WEDDING FAIR - SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13
Sorry for the inconvenience. We hope to try again next year. If you are an artisan or venue interested in participating in the future, please contact us.
SATURDAY NIGHT ON THE FARM: Bean Supper, Games, Storytelling
Saturday, October 3, 2015 | 5:00pm – 7:30pm
$7 per person; $3.50 ages 12 and under
An evening of fun and games for all ages. Enjoy a delicious baked bean supper with all the fixin’s (coleslaw, cornbread, nutmeg cake) followed by an enjoyable evening of historic games and storytelling. After eating supper family style in the Farmer’s Cottage, find old-fashioned games in the mansion, library, one-room schoolhouse, and meeting house. Try your hand at Euchre, a classic card game enjoyed by the Washburns, or play cribbage, checkers, dominoes, pick-up sticks, and more. Play parlor games in Washburn Family mansion. The first floor of the mansion will be open for tours.
At 7pm, “Mercy Lovejoy,” a 19th-century pauper, will pay a visit to the Meeting House and tell you all about the “Strange Happenings of Livermore.” Be ready to laugh when Mercy (portrayed by Willi Irish, Norlands’ director of interpretation and training) shares stories about cursed ponds and empty coffins – fitting tales for the upcoming Halloween season.
VETERANS DAY DINNER & PROGRAM
Saturday, November 7, 2015 | 6:00pm | $23 per person, by reservation only
Purchase tickets by October 30th.
A special tribute honoring local Civil War Veterans and program featuring Israel Washburn, Jr., Maine’s Civil War Governor. After a delicious dinner served in the Farmer’s Cottage, adjourn to the Ladies’ Parlor in the Washburn Family Mansion for a rare opportunity to hear readings from Israel Washburn and other family letters and songs of the era sung with piano accompaniment.
CHRISTMAS AT NORLANDS
Sunday, December 12, 2015 | 11am-4pm
Open house, crafts, music, hayrides, living history, and more details coming soon!