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Our next event:

Monday, January 19, 2015:

Annual Meeting and Banquet, 5:30 p.m. at Jeff's Catering in Brewer. Sponsored by the Bangor Letter Shop, this event is provided free of charge to our current 2015 members (memberships may be renewed at the door). Please RSVP by January 17, 2015. 

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.

Join us for family fun!


Calendar of Events:

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 1 - 4 p.m.:
Holiday Gathering for Volunteers, Donors and Benefactors
Those who bring history to life at The Farm’s public events will gather and enjoy conversation, and share the spirit of the season.

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 930 a.m. - 4 p.m.:
Open House for Maine Antique Power Association and Maine Antique Tractor Club.
An opportunity for these valued club members to meet and converse at The Farm.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 6 - 9 p.m.:
“Introduction to Blacksmithing” course begins.
Come and learn this ancient craft and modern art form.  Our six-week beginner’s course is open to men and women of all ages; classes meet each Tuesday and Thursday evening.  Class size is very limited; please contact us for more information and to reserve your slot.


Monday, January 19, 2015, 530 p.m.:
Annual Meeting and Banquet at Jeff's Catering in Brewer.
Sponsored by the Bangor Letter Shop, this event is provided free of charge to our current 2015 members (memberships may be renewed at the door). RSVP by January 16, please:
irv @ bangorlettershop.com, or 745-4426.


Saturday, February 7, 2015, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m:
Harvest of Diamonds: Our Seventh Annual Field’s Pond Ice Harvest
Come out onto the frozen surface of Field’s Pond and see how large cakes of ice, once Maine’s second-largest export, were harvested to keep the world’s food supply fresh and cool.

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.:
Sugar from the Forest: Our 19th annual Maple Syrup Festival and Irish Celebration
We’ll be turning sap into maple syrup on the woodstove, and there will be Irish music and food in celebration of the Curran family’s Hibernian ancestry.


Saturday, April 25, 2015, 930 a.m. - 245 p.m.:
Girl Scout program: Living-history workshops at The Farm. 
Girl Scouts:
Consult your local troop leader for details.


Saturday, May 30, 2015:
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.

Friday-Saturday-Sunday, June 5-6-7, 2015
:
Blowout in the Barnyard: Our annual Yard Sale Fundraiser. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. "One man’s trash is another man’s treasure;" come and find yours at our sale.  Please note: All items for sale have been donated for the express purpose of generating operating revenue for the farm; none have been removed from the museum collection.

Friday, June 19, 2015: (tentative)
Pemetic School program: Living-history workshops at The Farm.

Saturday, July 18, 2015, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.:
Our annual Summer Festival to culminate Orrington’s Old Home Week.  
Summer, sunshine, living history activities and fun at Field’s Pond.

Sunday, July 26, 2015, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.:
Open House in conjunction with Maine Open Farm Day.  
Tour our small family farm and learn how life has changed during the past century.

Friday-Saturday-Sunday, August 28-29-30, 2015: American Folk Festival Fundraiser in Bangor, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m daily.
Come and enjoy Bangor's annual festival of music, and leave your car securely parked at Penobscot Plaza; proceeds provide vital operating revenue for The Farm and its educational programs.


Saturday, October 10, 2015, 10 a.m. – 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 clever home-engineered c. 1930 vehicles pull tons and tons of weight in an exciting challenge to see who gets the “bragging rights!”


Monday, January 18, 2016, 530 p.m.:
Annual Meeting and Banquet (venue to be announced).
RSVP by January 15, 2016, please.





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