Earlier this year Hancock’s Bethel Sawmill generously donated their own v-match eastern white pine boards for the Washburn Norlands new barn doors. A few years ago, Hancock Lumber donated 12,000 board feet of their own eastern white pine for the barn rebuild that was previously destroyed by fire. Because of these contributions and their commitment to the community, Hancock Lumber is the exclusive sponsor of the Strawberry Festival this weekend.
Proudly sponsored by Hancock Lumber, the Washburn Norlands will host the biennial Strawberry Festival event; the festival and living history day will take place on Saturday, June 23 from 11:00am – 4pm at the Norlands historical center located at 290 Norlands Road in Livermore.
This biennial event features artisans on the front lawn demonstrating handmade craft and selling original artwork. Other day-long activities include horse-drawn hayrides, tours of the 1867 Washburn family mansion, blacksmithing demonstrations, lessons of the past in the one-room schoolhouse, children’s craft activities, living history in the farmer’s cottage, special presentations in the meeting house, a guided nature walk and old-fashioned outdoor games such as hoops & graces.
Lunch for sale by the Jay-Livermore Falls Lions Club includes hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, potato chips and french fries; along with a variety of cold drinks and water. Or, bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful grounds.
General admission for the day is $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children age 12 and under. $25 family rate (up to 2 adults with 3 children under age 18. Children under age 5 are admitted free.) Visit the Washburn Norlands website for more info and to learn about the artisans that will be on hand during the day.
“Deeply embedded in Hancock’s culture is stewardship; we firmly believe in giving back and leaving things in better shape than when we assumed responsibility for them and have done so since 1848. Hancock Lumber is proud to support the Washburn-Norlands living history center and the great work they do to educate our communities and preserve a part of Maine’s past.”
–Erin Plummer, Marketing + Communications Director, Hancock Lumber
Since 1973, the Norlands has continued a multi-generational legacy of unique, interactive living history education in Livermore, Maine for thousands of school children and adults – ever since Washburn family heirs signed over their shares of the property to the Washburn-Norlands Foundation to become a non-profit living history center and museum with a working farm.Tags: community, Community Giving, donation, Eastern White Pine, Hancock Lumber, Hancock sawmill, Strawberry Festival, Washburn Norlands
This post was written by Erin Plummer