Experience Christmas in 19th-century rural Maine and participate in living history activities around the Norlands, a beautiful and tranquil estate. Family-friendly activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, period crafts, storytelling, parlor games, cooking in the farmer’s cottage, the one-room schoolhouse and tours of the decorated 1867 Washburn… Read More
    A special tribute honoring local Revolutionary and Civil War Veterans.  The program includes a harvest dinner – made fresh from local farm ingredients – and entertaining living history programming in a one-of-a kind historical setting.   Arrive at 5:00pm to tour the elegant Washburn… Read More
    Featuring a pie baking contest, pie sale, music by Phil Poirier and The Merry Plinksters Ukulele Group, and tours of the 1867 Washburn family mansion and one-room schoolhouse. Visit www.norlands.org/events for more event details and pie baking contest rules. Step back into the post-Civil War… Read More
    A pig roast and barn dance will be held on Saturday, June 17 at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center (Norlands) in Livermore as part of Rally for Norlands, a two-day benefit event featuring the largest Civil War Reenactment in Maine. At 6pm, join the Civil… Read More
    A pig roast and barn dance will be held on Saturday, June 17 at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center (Norlands) in Livermore as part of Rally for Norlands, a two-day benefit event featuring the largest Civil War Reenactment in Maine. The pig roast begins at… Read More
    Celebrate the end of school vacation week by journeying into the past at Maine’s oldest living history museum on Saturday, April 22nd. The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center will be open from 11am to 4pm and offering an array of activities to show life in the 1800s. Tour the… Read More
    February 25, 2017 CABIN FEVER RELIEVER LIVING HISTORY DAY 11am – 4pm Old Time Fun and A Celebration of President’s Day, 1870-style Horse-drawn sleigh rides, craft activities, one-room schoolhouse, mansion tours, and a special tribute to George Washington Stop by… Read More
    June 17 – 18, 2017 6th Rally for Norlands: Civil War Reenactment Weekend Don’t miss one of the largest Civil War Reenactments in Maine featuring a wide variety of living history demonstrations, exhibits, and engaging activities remembering the activities of the Civil War. The… Read More
    Experience a late winter ritual done the old-fashioned way at the Norlands, Maine’s oldest living history farm and museum. In celebration of Maine Maple Sunday, enjoy fresh hot pancakes and sausage, served with Norlands’ own maple syrup, in the historic farmer’s cottage. Sap boiling demonstrations… Read More
    February 25, 2017 11am – 4pm Old Time Fun and A Celebration of President’s Day, 1870-style Horse-drawn sleigh rides, craft activities, one-room schoolhouse, mansion tours, and a special tribute to George Washington Stop by for some old-time fun and a… Read More
    Do you have an interest in history? Or, love organizing files or scrapbooking? Or, like working with the public? The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore has several volunteer opportunities available and is hosting a special volunteer orientation on Tuesday, January 31st from 9:30am to 11:30am. Volunteers are… Read More
    Experience Christmas in the 19th century and participate in living history activities around this beautiful and tranquil estate. Activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, caroling, period crafts, storytelling, parlor games, cooking in the farmer’s cottage, the one-room schoolhouse and tours of the decorated 1867 Washburn family Italianate mansion. Mulled… Read More
    A special tribute honoring local Civil War Veterans and highlighting Israel Washburn Jr., Maine’s Civil War Governor. This entertaining living history program takes place on Saturday, November 12th at 6:30pm. There is limited seating available. Tickets must be purchased by November 10th and the cost per person is… Read More
    LIVERMORE — The public is invited to laugh and dance in the spirit of nineteenth-century New England under the October full moon at a Full Moon Fling 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Norlands, 290 Norlands Road. Norlands will open its doors for a rare evening event, including… Read More
    LIVERMORE — A Pie and Fashion fundraiser will take place 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. The event will feature homemade pie with a side of fashion. Whole pies, or by the slice, will be available for purchase. The cost of a whole… Read More
    NOTE: The site is closed on Saturday, August 27th for a private wedding. Admission: $10; $6 ages 12 and under; $25 family rate (20% admission discount for members) For an enchanted experience and to get inspired about life in 19th-century Maine and Livermore’s… Read More
    Step back into the 19th-century for a day of heritage and fun at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Maine’s oldest living history farm and museum – an oasis from modern times! Activities for All Ages! Strawberry Shortcake with homemade biscuits and real whipped… Read More
    Journey into the past at Maine’s oldest living history farm and museum! Tour the buildings and interact with historical characters, someone you might have actually met had you visited in 1870. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride. Help to bake and do the wash in the farmer’s cottage, practice… Read More
    The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore, Maine, will open on Saturday, December 12th, for a family-friendly interactive Christmas celebration. From 11am-4pm, experience Christmas in the 19th century and participate in living history activities around this beautiful and tranquil estate. Activities include wagon rides, caroling, period crafts, storytelling,… Read More