Living History Center depends on membership and
volunteers to keep up with the growing demands of
the organization. In
our ongoing efforts to grow membership we are pleased
to offer one-year memberships starting at $25.
As a member of the Washburn-Norlands you will be
helping to support an amazing historic treasure and
receive quarterly newsletters to keep abreast of
what is happening within the organization, invitations
to members only events, and a 10% discount at the
Washburn Emporium Gift Shop.
You can become a member by clicking the link below and printing the form. You may also call
the Washburn-Norlands to become a member over the
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Support the 2012 Annual Fund – Give Today
During an interview on National Public Radio, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough described the Norlands as "...an absolute treasure!" We know you appreciate the treasure that is Norlands, a nationally renowned center for hands-on living history education.
GIVE TODAY by printing and mailing the Appeal Card or making a gift through Network for Good .
Donating through Network for for Good is secure and easy.
Thanks to the generosity of our members and friends, there is much to be proud of at the Norlands this past year.
A few of the highlights include…
- Our educational programs are in full-swing! Our four-hour intensive farm program, "Journey II: Life in Rural Maine, 1870", is updated and ready for school and youth groups. Newly trained volunteers are ready to make history come alive for our visitors.
- Over 2000 people have participated in programs, events, and site tours this year, including over 800 youth in Journey into History programs.
- An educational and program coordinator has been hired to build partnerships with schools, reach new audiences and develop new programs and events for 2013.
- Our farm animals are back on site after being housed at a neighboring farm. A new caretaker is assisting with animal care, gardening, programs, and more.
- We are preparing to rebuild the barn in 2013! This is the heart of our farm and our primary classroom. Our animals need a permanent home. This fall, we completed facing the existing foundation with a rubble stone veneer, the first structural phase needed before the frame can be raised. The cost of the first phase was $34,000.
The past is not merely preserved and remembered at Norlands.
It is brought to life as school groups and other visitors re-create the activities, re-learn the skills,
and re-connect with the attitudes and values of 19th century rural Maine.
We continue to need your help! Your gift to our annual appeal is crucial to our operating budget, and supports critical staffing and pressing building maintenance needs. Please consider a gift today and take advantage of the 2012 charitable tax deduction.
Thank you for your generosity.
Washburn-Norlands Foundation Trustees
With generous donors and dedicated volunteers and staff, we will continue to make history come alive at the Norlands for present and future generations!