Norlands Living History Center

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Norlands Living History Center

Norlands Living History Center
4.5
Historic Sites • History Museums
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An Italianate mansion with farmhouse and barn that offers outdoor sleigh rides, cross country ski lessons and winter festivals.
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Tyler L
Norfolk, VA300 contributions
An Impromptu Visit Before a Family Burial
Jun. 2018 • Family
We came here for a quick impromptu visit before a family burial nearby in the Norlands Cemetery. Sheri gave us a great personal tour and it was wonderful to see the oxen, sheep, pigs and chickens as on prior trips. Recommended for a step back in time and for an overview of the incredible history of the Washburn Family.
Written July 7, 2018
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alaskanmaineiac
Farmington, ME34 contributions
strawberry festival
Jun. 2018 • Couples
spent most of the day there lots of re-enactors for the event . looking forward to the up coming events . the school house was very interesting.
Written June 25, 2018
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AnnieD39
Winthrop, ME357 contributions
Wonderful history
Jul. 2013 • Friends
We went to the Norland's during the summer strawberry pancake breakfast event. We enjoyed experiencing the staff of volunteers dressed in the "old garb" speaking in the "old language" of the era. It is a great display of a variety of buildings preserved to the exact details. Being wheelchair bound however I was restricted and not able to enter most of the buildings. It was still a fun experience and one I would suggest as a must do once.
Written September 6, 2013
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B T
NNE3 contributions
Washburn-Norlands Living History Center
Jun. 2013 • Family
My family went for a Civil War re-enactors weekend. We had a wonderful time. It was a perfect place for the event. We learned so much. It's a wonderful place. I would like to return. They have a super gift shop and it has great prices and nice gifts.
Written June 19, 2013
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Joyce B
Livermore Falls, ME14 contributions
history
If you want to learn to live the old way and the less expensive way of life you can learn a lot here. From gardening, to quilting, farming etc. Wonderful place
Written May 9, 2013
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Ecnarfevoli
Rumford7 contributions
Norlands Living History Center, Livermore, Maine
Jan. 2013 • Family
This is a gem hidden in rural Maine. The website states: Norlands is the family home of the Washburns, one of the great political and industrial dynasties of the 19th century. Of the ten children born to Israel and Martha Washburn, seven sons rose to serve as governors, congressmen, a United States senator, Secretary of State, foreign ministers, a Civil War general, and a Navy captain. The Norlands today offers in-depth experiences in 18th and 19th century rural life. Here the visitor is an active participant in daily and seasonal farming and housework and becomes involved in the social, political and educational activities of the time. As an elementary school teacher for over 30 years, I brought my classes to experience the farm as well as the schoolhouse. The docents are well-trained and "become" actual people who lived in that time period. These programs take place during the school year but there are many opportunities for adults and families to enjoy throughout the year, including festivals such as the Civil War re-enactment weekend. It is definitely not your typical museum experience. The website is http://www.norlands.org/
Written March 15, 2013
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451Mike
AUGUSTA21 contributions
Norlands
Predictable "dress your kids up like the old days and listen to a bored docent". Kids did not enjoy this one.
Written January 4, 2013
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CHMRSWY
Illinois83 contributions
A great experience!!
Sep. 2012 • Friends
For a step back into time, this is a must see. Our guides were very funny, entertaining and interesting. "Aunt Clare" was fantastic. This is a great family experience. The guides were dressed in the period and very realistic. We also had a very enjoyable lunch there.
Written October 2, 2012
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kimbeau69
Livermore5 contributions
Old Time Living in Maine
This home from the 18th century is a Living Museum. Many schools from all over Maine take their kids on field trips there. Kids can spin wool into thread on the old spinning wheel, churn milk into butter, do chores on the farm, etc. There is an old schoolhouse on the property. Complete with an out house! The kids can write on parchment paper w/a quill and ink. There is a church there as well. EXCELLENT place to check out!! http://www.norlands.org/
Written April 26, 2012
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Steve S
Smithfield, ME281 contributions
Billie Gammon would be proud
Great recovery from the fire. This is best living history center in the country. Please support their efforts to keep the past alive. This place is still true to Billie's founding philosophy!!
Written February 21, 2012
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