BRADLEY — The Maine Forest and Logging Museum will hold its Living History Days 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Oct. 5-6, at 262 Government Road. Crisp fall air, campfire smoke, fresh apple cider…some of the ingredients for a great day at Maine Forest and Logging Museum in Bradley. The old village area of the museum, known as Leonard’s Mills, has been the setting for Living History Days for more than 35 years. Volunteers and visitors alike look forward to looking back in time.
The grounds and buildings will be full of re-enactors and demonstrators. Sawmills (one water-powered), machinery such as Lombard loghaulers (under steam and gas power) and the Grady Shop belt-driven machines are all being operated by dedicated volunteers. A rare Lombard dump truck will be on loan to the museum for the event.
Re-enactors sharing the Colonial days of settlement camp on the green, while members of the 20th Maine Civil War unit bivouac in the field before the covered bridge. They welcome your questions about life in a different era. Woodworking, spinning, weaving, blacksmithing. Many old skills being shared in a beautiful fall setting. Join in the fun by pressing cider, dipping candles or taking a wagon ride. Sample a traditional batch of beans baked underground and served up with a biscuit baked in a reflector oven facing a fire.
Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for children. Members are free. Volunteer for a shift and stay to enjoy the rest of the event. Contact Sherry Davis at 207-974-6278 or Sherry@maineforestandloggingmuseum.org for more information. Check out the website at maineforestandloggingmuseum.org.