to the Norlands
Join us for an exciting adventure into the past. At
the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, we
offer a variety of inter-active programs to enable
our guests to experience life as it truly was in
18th and 19th century Maine.
Norlands is the family home of the Washburns, one
of the great political and industrial dynasties of
the 19th century. Of the ten children born to
Israel and Martha Washburn, seven sons rose to serve
as governors, congressmen, a United States senator,
Secretary of State, foreign ministers, a Civil War
general, and a Navy captain.
the brothers' achievements included founding
of the Washburn-Crosby Gold Medal Flour Company,
invention of a typewriter, and serving as president
of a railroad.
Today, Norlands is a multifaceted museum
offering in-depth experiences in 18th and
19th century rural life. Here, the visitor
is an active participant in daily and seasonal
farming and housework, and becomes involved
in the social, political and educational
activities of the times.
the long dun wolds are ribb'd with snow,
And loud the Norland whirlwinds blow,"
BALLAD OF ORIANA,
by Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)
Martha Washburn & Sons
Upcoming Events and Programs
Rally for Norlands
Civil War Reenactment Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, June 8 & 9, 2013: Gates open at 9:00 a.m
Infantry and Civilian encampments, cannon fire, battle each day, living history demonstrations, mansion tours, Victorian fashion show, wagon rides, and more.....
Daily Admission:.……$9/$6 under 12
Weekend Pass:…$16/$10 under 12
Pig Roast & Bean Supper (Saturday night, 5 pm): $13 / $7 under 6|
(Limited seating. Call for advance tickets)
Contra Dance (Saturday night, 7 pm): Free admission
For more info, visit the event page.
The Washburn-Norlands Foundation, Inc. Seeks Nominations for its Board of Trustees
Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that will make a lasting difference?
The Washburn-Norlands Foundation has open seats on its board, including the important position of Treasurer. The upcoming year is an exciting one as the Norlands reaches closer to its goal of rebuilding the barn and becoming a complete, active working farm once again.Washburn-Norlands has succeeded in rebuilding renowned living history programs after much transition over the past few years. Won’t you join us and help this nonprofit organization to keep growing?
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Norlands Job Opening
The Norlands has an opening for a marketing and development internship. This is an unpaid internship that may be tailored for the right candidate, depending upon qualifications and interest. Internships are offered in the fall, spring, or summer but other arrangements may be available.
Ethel “Billie” Gammon
History Education Scholarship Fund
Deadline - May 15th
High School seniors have the chance to receive a $1,000.00 scholarship, named in honor of the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center (Norlands) founder, Ethel “Billie” Gammon. Applications are due by May 15th. One $1,000.00 scholarship is awarded each year to a Maine High School Senior who has been inspired by their experience at the Norlands and is planning to pursue a field that can be related to its mission, which includes history, but could also include American studies, education, museum studies, and sustainable agriculture for example.
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Click here for an application
Now Accepting Reservations for School Programs
Journey into History
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