The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center is a
non-profit living museum, dedicated to the preservation
of 18th and 19th century rural Maine heritage.
The Washburn-Norlands Foundation was formed in 1973,
at the bequest of the Washburn Family descendants. It
was then converted into a living history museum with
the intent of preserving the estate and the amazing
stories of its past.
Today the organization is run by the Board of Trustees,
who together ensure the protection of the estate,
its collections and their future.
The Washburn-Norlands estate is occupied by four
historic buildings, the Mansion, Library, Meeting
House and School House. Each building has been
restored and operates as a museum. The Norland
is home to a number of collections; including
artwork, original Washburn artifacts, historic clothing,
books, furniture and much more.
Click here to read more about the Washburns