Announcing the Ethel “Billie” Gammon Fellowship Award
Offered to High School Seniors
Deadline to Apply: May 22, 2015
Click here for the guidelines and application form
To read about Billie Gammon, the founder of Norlands, click here
(for more info go to the events page)
Raise the Barn: Rebuild the Magic
Launching the Barn Raising!
May 30, 10 am to 12 pm
- Welcome and Good Wishes
- Pounding the First Pegs
- How to Help Build the Barn
- See the Timber Framing Begin
- Refreshments & Fellowship
- Time Capsule
We'll be placing a time capsule of good wishes in a wall of the new barn. If you can't make the celebration and want your wish to be included, email it to email@example.com by May 29th.
- Music by Neil James
- Special Fundraisers:
Peg sponsorships, one-of-a-kind Norlands' prints and the book, Josiah Volunteered, edited and donated by Arnold H. Sturtevant
- Refreshments & Fellowship
5th Rally for Norlands: Civil War Reenactment Weekend
June 13-14, 2015
Don’t miss this historic event with a wide variety of living history demonstrations, exhibits, and engaging activities remembering the activities of the Civil War in the Spring of 1865. The event is organized by the 3rd Maine Company A and 15th Alabama Company G to benefit Maine’s oldest living history farm and museum.
For more information, visit the Rally Page here.
SUMMER LIVING HISTORY TOURS
July & August | Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays | 11am – 4pm (arrive by 3pm to enjoy full tour)
$10 adults, $6 ages 12 and under, $25 family rate
Visit with People from the 1870 Livermore Community
Drop in anytime from 11am-4pm on a Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday in July and August and visit with people from the 1870 Livermore community in the Washburn mansion, one-room schoolhouse, and the farmer’s cottage. Tour at your own pace. Interpreters, dressed in period clothing, portray a local person, someone you might have met had you visited Norlands in the 1800s.
A Living History Tour is a fun way, for all ages, to learn what rural Maine life was like in the 1800s. Round out your visit with a nature walk on a historic carriage trail. A short hike takes you to the Pools of Simeon, reflecting pools designed by William Drew Washburn in 1903. Maps are available in the gift shop. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful grounds.
ARTIST RETREAT: INWARD DISCOVERY/OUTWARD EXPRESSION
August 14-16, 2015 |Register by July 1st
Color Exploration & Feldenkrais Movement Awareness, taught by Gretchen Langner
Make Art! Move! Spend a long weekend immersing yourself in Norlands’ beautiful setting and the pure joy of truly experiencing color in your art, along with enjoying the greater mental and physical flexibility created by Feldenkrais movement instruction. Have fun throughout the weekend exploring movement strategies that will improve your flexibility, efficiency, and grace. The weekend includes personal instruction, 6 meals, lodging at the Norlands, tours of the 1867 Washburn mansion and its artwork, special historic programming by Norlands staff, and ample free time to rest and relax.
Registration details coming soon!
VETERANS DAY DINNER & PROGRAM
Saturday, November 7, 2015 | 6:30pm | $23 ticket by reservation only
A special Civil War Veterans Day Remembrance program and music in the Ladies’ Parlor of the Washburn mansion. Dinner in historic farmer’s cottage. Limited seating. Reservations required by October 30th.
CHRISTMAS AT NORLANDS
Sunday, December 12, 2015 | 11am-4pm
Open house, crafts, music, hayrides, living history, and more!