THE WASHBURNS AND THE CIVIL WAR
LIVING HISTORY DAY
Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 11am to 4pm
Admission: $10; $6 ages 12 and under; $25 family rate for two adults with two or more children under the age of 18. Members of Norlands enjoy a 20% discount on admission and a 10% discount on all gift shop purchases.
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On this summer day, our living history tours are focused on the 1860's and the Civil War period. Stop by to meet a few reenactors from 3rd Maine Company A. Hear about the Washburn family's role in the Civil War. How did the war affect life on the farm in Livermore, Maine? What was life like for Maine soldiers in the field?
The 1867 Washburn family mansion and farmer's cottage and one-room schoolhouse will remain open for tours all day. The schoolhouse will close at 3:15pm for a special presentation.
Bring a picnic lunch and stay for the entire day.
The schedule of activities for the day include:
11:00 - help a soldier set up his tent on the front lawn. Children's recruiting. Watch out - you may be enlisted!
Noon - rations talk. What was a typical meal for a soldier? How was it different from meals availble on the homefront? Try a piece of hardtack.
1:00 - drill and firing demonstration
1:30 - 2:30 - visit the Washburn library to see artifacts of the Civil War
2:30 - help a soldier take down his tent
3:15 - The Washburn's relationship with Abraham Lincoln.- An 1870 history lesson by schoolmaster Hiram Briggs
3:45 - Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation - at the schoolhouse
Check back often! The schedule and details are subject to change.