The Curran Homestead
A Living History Farm and Museum
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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, September 27, 2014; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:
Our Annual Harvest Festival. The crops are in and the woodshed is full; another season is upon us. The cider press will be turning, and we will be baking cookies in the oven of the kitchen’s wood cookstove. Come and sample the fruits of our labor amidst the beauty of autumn at Field’s Pond.

Jitterbug Pulling Challenge at 11:00 a.m.: Come see cleverly-engineered c. 1930 vehicles pull tons and tons of weight in an exciting challenge to see who gets the “bragging rights!”


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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 2014:
"Ice Harvesting Connects Visitors to Orrington Farming History," by Brian Swartz.

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