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
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The Norlands is open by appointment for site tours and group programs in the fall and winter seasons. Please call 207-897-4366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.
Celebrate Valentine's Day Eve at the Norlands!
Dinner Program: The Washburn Women-Keepers of Hearth and Home
Saturday, February 13, 2016 | 5pm-8pm
Tickets: $30 per person, must be purchased in advance. Limited Seating.
Enjoy a delicious heritage dinner and entertaining living history programming in a romantic setting like no other in Maine.
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CABIN FEVER RELIEVER LIVING HISTORY DAY
Saturday, February 20, 2016 | 11am - 4pm
Admission: $8 adults; $5 ages 12 and under; $20 family rate
Get out of the house and stop by for some old-fashioned fun. Horse-drawn sleigh/wagon rides, craft activities, mansion tours, games, shingle making demonstrations, spelling bee in the one-room schoolhouse, cooking in the farmer's cottage, and more.
Now Accepting Reservations for School Programs
Journey into History
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