Upcoming Events

Jane’s Walk

May 6 10:00 – 11:30 am

Free Guided Walk on Norlands property to the Pools of Simeon

Come experience history outdoors in the forest. This walk will be led by an interpreter from the Washburn Norlands Living History Center and a Maine Masters Naturalist. Expect to learn about what you see in the forest and hear about tales from the past that took place in this 19th century crossroads neighborhood. One path leads down to a water view and another path leads up to a mountain view. You’ll want to wear comfortable shoes, a hat, bring water and bug spray for a walk in this very old forest.

The Washburn Norlands Living History is the estate of the remarkable Washburn family. You’ll get to know the family and their neighbors as we walk to the Pools of Simeon and to the overlook where on a clear day Mt. Washington is visible. The perfect combination for an outdoor historical experience is to have one guide to tell tales of the past and second to provide information about what surrounds you in an old Maine forest. Questions are welcome as we walk and talk our way through the forest.

Spring Cleaning Day

May 20 9:30 – Noon

Calling All VOLUNTEERS for Spring Clean Up at the Washburn Norlands.

Winter is over and it is time to prepare for the upcoming season. Bring wheelbarrows and rakes – we’ve got plenty of brooms. Our property manager, Emelia Robbins, will give us the task list and the directions to follow.

Email programs@norlands.org if you would like to participate so we know to expect you.  School clubs, scout troops and others are welcome to come as a group. Please come if you can! 

Any and all help is appreciated!