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Saturday, November 8 | 6:30pm | $22 ticket by reservation only.  Limited Seating.

Purchase tickets by November 3rd. Call 207-897-4366 or email

Looking for a unique evening out, with a delicious dinner and entertaining living history programming in a one-of-a kind setting?  Come to the Norlands!

A special Veterans Day Remembrance featuring an elegant heritage dinner and tribute honoring Livermore Civil War veterans and highlighting life on the home front from the perspective of local women. Dinner is followed by a historical program and music in the Ladies’ Parlor of the 1867 Washburn family mansion.  Norlands’ costumed interpretive staff will present the program.

The homemade dinner features soup, stuffed pork roast wrapped in bacon, roasted root vegetables, coleslaw, biscuits, and dessert served up in the historic Farmer’s Cottage.  A vegetarian option is available by request.

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Sunday, December 7 (Snow date: December 14) | 11am-4pm

General admission: $8 per person;$6 ages 12 and under; Free for ages 5 and under; $25 family rate (up to 2 adults with 2-3 children)

COOKIE WALK:  Fill a bag with homemade cookies for only $5.00.

If the weather is questionable, please check Norlands’ Facebook page or outgoing message by calling 207-897-4366 by 9am on the morning of the event.

Get in the holiday spirit and ready yourself for winter by harkening back to the days of old.  Stop by the Norlands for a 19th century holiday celebration.  Come see how the Washburns and their neighbors, the Bradfords, anticipated Christmas and got ready for the holiday. Journey back in time and enjoy:

·         Horse-drawn wagon rides
·         19th-century parlor games
·         Children’s craft activities in the Washburn kitchen
·         Caroling (starting at 1:30pm in the mansion)
·         One-room schoolhouse
·         Storytelling
·         Living history in the Farmer’s Cottage (visit with the Bradfords)
·         Washburn stories (with Kerck Kelsey, Washburn descendant, at 1:00 and 2:00pm)
·         Mulled cider made on the woodstove
·         Decorated 1867 Washburn mansion
·         Gift shop and raffles

A Cookie Walk fundraiser benefits the new barn fund.  For only $5, fill a bag with delicious homemade cookies to take home.  Proceeds from the cookie sale benefit Norlands’ “Raise the Barn: Rebuild the Magic” fund. 

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THANK YOU to the sponsors of the 2014 Rally for Norlands:

Major Sponsor ($250+)

Axis Natural Foods (Auburn, ME)

Mardens Inc. (Waterville, ME)

Contributing Sponsors ($100+)

Gnome Landscapes, Design, Masonry & Maintenance (Falmouth, ME)

Gordon Excavating Inc. (Livermore, ME)

Nappi Distributors (Gorham, Maine)

Oakhurst Dairy (Portland, ME)

ReEnergy Livermore Falls LLC (Livermore Falls, ME)

Good Food Store (Bethel, ME)

PalletOne of Maine, Inc. DBA Isaacson Lumber (Livermore Falls, ME)

Sponsors ($50+)

Naples Packing Co., Inc. (Mexico, ME)

Summit Insurance & Financial Services (Rumford, ME)


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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