Friday, April 25, 2014

19th Century Willowbrook's Schedule of Events

19th Century Willowbrook Village,

2014 Schedule of Events and Programs

May 1- June 30

School Field Trips

May 24, 25, & 26

Memorial Day Weekend/ Season Opening

Saturday, June 7

Acton-Shapleigh Historical Society Day

Saturday, June 14

Bean Supper

Saturday, June 28, Lions on the Lawn

Saturday, July 5

Catapult and Trebuchet Building and Competition

Saturday and Sunday, July 12, 10AM-12 NOON & July 13, 1-3PM

First Annual Silent Film Festival, with live piano accompaniment (Peter Stickney)

Sunday, July 20, 1-3PM

Reed Organ Concert: Old Home Classics with Peter Stickney

Friday, July 25, 5:30 - 6:30, Barbecue, 6:30PM Concert
Tentative: Yankee Brass Band Concert (25 piece 19th century brass band)

Saturday, August 9

Bean Supper, 5:30PM - 7:30PM

August 15, 16 & 17

Sesquicentennial of the Civil War Weekend; Maine Antique Power Association Presentations

Saturday & Sunday, Labor Day Weekend, August 30 & 31

Agricultural Fair Day

Includes: Pine Tree Model A Ford Club of Maine Show, Cast Iron Cupola Melt, Yankee Ingenuity Competition, Blacksmithing Round-Up and More...

Saturday & Sunday, September 20 & 21

Apple Harvest Festival

Saturday, September 13, 5:30 - 7:30

Annual Painted Pony Party

Thursday, September 18

Willowbrook Golf Outing Fundraiser

Saturday, October 11

Bean Supper, 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Saturday, February 7, 2015,  9AM-12Noon

Second Annual Ice Harvest on the Mill Pond


Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring 2014 Workshops

OUR CURRENT SCHEDULE OF WORKSHOPS (RSVP your place in the class now; contact us: 207-793-2784, or         

  1. Sat., April 19, 9AM-4PM, MAKE A BOWIE KNIFE. Under the tutelage of Bladesmith Adriaan Gerber, forge this famous knife design with spring steel. $125
  2. Sun., April 20, 9AM-3PM. MAKE YOUR OWN METAL CASTING FURNACE OR BLACKSMITHING FORGE. Includes entire kit, including refractory cement, and individual instruction on assembly. $200
  3. Fri., April 25, 9AM-1PM, MAKE A CATAPULT. Using post and beam construction on a small scale make this throw back to earlier times. For kids and adults. $40
  4. Mon. thru Fri., May 19-23, 10AM-4PM ( 5 days). TIMBERFRAMING AND BLACKSMITHING. Build a structure with mortise and tenon joinery.  Make your own wood chisels (slicks) for the purpose. Tools and materials supplied for class. Tuition:$675  ROOM AND BOARD (in old mill next to waterfalls) option for additional cost: $325 Room, $175 Board, Set of tools with wooden tool box:$125
  5. Sat., May 24, 9AM-3PM, BLACKSMITHING AND FLINT NAPPING/FLINT & STEEL FIRE MAKING (and cooking). Create a kit that includes striker, striking stone, char cloth, tinder, learn a survival fire lay. Cook food provided outdoors. $125
  6. Sun., May 25, 12-3PM, JEWELRY PEWTER CASTING FOR KIDS & ADULTS. Learn no-lead pewter casting and create original designs using traditional techniques. No experience required. Materials and tools provided. Age 12-UP. $65