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The Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum is a Community Education Project and a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation located in Orrington, Maine. It includes a 19th-century farmstead with vegetable gardens, a functioning blacksmith shop, a growing collection of domestic and agricultural material culture, seasonal events, an oral history archive, and over 30 acres of fields and woodlands to explore. We are situated opposite a large fresh-water pond with accessibility to additional wooded trails. We offer the experience of early-20th-century life on a family farm in rural eastern Maine.

Our next event:

Saturday, May 30:
Memorial ceremony for the late Linda Haagen.  We will gather to remember our neighbor and friend Linda, whose recollections enhanced our knowledge and understanding of the Curran siblings, and whose nearby Loon Hollow cottages gave so many the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of Field’s Pond and its flora and fauna.





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The Curran Homestead is a non-profit educational center that preserves and perpetuates the culture, values and lifestyle of the family farm in rural eastern Maine and relies upon membership, donations, and our local community for support. Your participation helps ensure our ability to stage this and similar programs throughout the year.

Join us for family fun!


Past events:


     

    

          

               

          

  
     

     

 
     

Would your group like to participate in a similar program? Please see our "Group Visits" page to find out how!


Sixteenth Annual Maple Syrup Festival and Irish Celebration

Fifth Annual "Harvest of Diamonds:"  Cutting ice on Field's Pond


Recent TV and Press Coverage:
  



See TV news coverage on NBC/WLBZ Channel 2 of our Spring Fling, an annual celebration of nature's gift of maple syrup, the Curran family's Irish ancestry, and an Easter egg hunt for the children.

The Weekly
, 28 February 2013:
"Ice Harvesting Connects Visitors to Orrington Farming History," by Brian Swartz.

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Welcome
Calendar of Events
Group Visits
Membership
Newsletter
Volunteering
Charitable Donations
TV & Press Coverage
Collection
Education
Teacher Resources: Teaching with Primary Sources
Teacher Resources: Primary Sources 2
Photo Archive
Family Farms
Blacksmithing
Family Farm Database