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
(for more info go to the events page)
Opening July 2nd for Summer Living History Tours
July & August | Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays | 11am – 4pm (arrive by 3pm to enjoy full tour)
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
VETERANS DAY DINNER & PROGRAM
Saturday, November 7, 2015 | 6:00pm | $23 per person, by reservation only
Purchase tickets by October 30th.
CHRISTMAS AT NORLANDS
Sunday, December 12, 2015 | 11am-4pm
Open house, crafts, music, hayrides, living history, and more details coming soon!
Now Accepting Reservations for School Programs
Journey into History
Experience our Journey II Farm Program
Donating through Network for Good is secure and easy.
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