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Strawberry Festival, Craft Fair and Living History Day at Norlands

Posted June 11, 2014, at 9:28 p.m.

Saturday, June 28, 2014 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore, Maine

For more information: 207-897-4366; norlands.org

Features a craft and artisans fair, hayrides, blacksmithing demonstrations, mansion tours, storytelling, one-room schoolhouse, old-time games, music and homemade strawberry shortcake ($4). Special living history presentations include:

“What Remains” Civil War Soldier’s Aide Society Reenactors (ongoing)

Meet the 19th Century “Bradford Family” in the Farmer’s Cottage (ongoing)

“Maine’s Pioneering Female Physicians, 1850s-1920” an illustrated talk by author Annette Dorey (11:30am)

“Health, Sanitation, and Deadly Diseases” a humorous presentation in 19th-century character by Willi Irish (1pm)

“The Remarkable Washburns of Livermore” by historian Kerck Kelsey, Washburn descendant (2pm)

Spend the day! The Jay/Livermore Falls Lions Club will have lunch items for sale, or bring a picnic and enjoy the history and beautiful grounds at the 445-acre Washburn estate.

$5 general admission; free for ages 5 and under.

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