Wednesday, July 16, 2014

19th Century Willowbrook Village: 2014 Schedule of Events and Programs

19th Century Willowbrook Village                                   
2014 Schedule of Events and Programs

1. May 1- June 30: School Field Trips
2. May 24, 25, & 26: Memorial Day Weekend/ Season Opening
3. Saturday, June 7: Acton-Shapleigh Historical Society Day
4. Saturday, June 14: Bean Supper
5. Saturday and Sunday, July 12, 10AM-3PM & July 13, 10-7PM ( the last film runs from 3:30-7PM-The Birth of a Nation ): First Annual Silent Film Festival, with live piano accompaniment (Peter Stickney) for Sessions 1, 2, & 4. free with admission or membership.
6. Saturday, July 19, 1-3PM & Sunday, July 20, 1-3PM: Reed Organ Concert: Old Home Classics with Peter Stickney. Free with admission or membership.
7. Friday, July 25, 5 - 6:30, Family Chicken Barbecue, 6:30PM Concert: Yankee Brass Band Concert (25 piece 19th century brass band). Tickets sold.
8. Saturday, August 9: Bean Supper, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
9. August 16 & 17: Sesquicentennial of the Civil War Weekend; Maine Antique Power Association Presentation, demonstrations, blacksmithing and a high tea ( for an additional fee).
10. Saturday & Sunday, Labor Day Weekend, August 30 & 31: Agricultural Fair Day. Our largest event.Includes: Pine Tree Model A Ford Club of Maine Show, Cast Iron Cupola Melt, Yankee Ingenuity Competition, Blacksmithing Round-Up and More...
11. Saturday & Sunday, September 20 & 21: Apple Harvest Festival
12. Saturday, September 13, 5:30 - 7:30: Annual Painted Pony Party. A whole pig roast, salad, drinks, and desserts. Includes Southern Maine Picking Society (Blue Grass Music), silent movie features, and laser show. Buy your tickets now.
13. Saturday, October 11: Bean Supper, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
14. Saturday, February 7, 2015,  9AM-12Noon: Second Annual Ice Harvest on the Mill Pond

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Traditional Arts Workshops for July and August 2014: Sign up now!

TRADITIONAL ARTS WORKSHOPS FOR JULY AND AUGUST, 2014

See photos. Scroll down and see more complete descriptions of the classes.
10% off tuition price for members or parent/child pairs. Thirteen years or older.
Sun., July 6, 10-4, Blacksmithing/Bowie Knife Making, $125
Sat., July 12, 10-4, Bladesmithing: Make a Puukko Knife or Tomahawk, $125
Sun., July 13,10-4, Blacksmithing, Make Tools for Forging, $125
Sat. & Sun., July 19, 10-4,/July 20, 10-4: 1 or 2 Day Metal Casting Class, Brass & Aluminum. Make 4 inch bell. $135/$200
Sat./Sun., July 19 & 20, 10-4: Make Heirloom Wood Dovetail Tool Box, $225
Sat./Sun., Aug.2, 10-4/Aug.3, 10-4: Knife/ Tomahawk Making, $125/$250
Sat./Sun., Aug.16, 10-4/Aug.17,10-4: 1 or 2 Day Metal Casting, Cast a 4 inch brass bell,  $135/$200
Sat./Sun., Aug. 23, 10-4 & 24, 10-4: Make a Portable Apple Cider Mill.  Buy Metal Parts: Grinder and Metal Screw Kit &Create Wooden Mortise and Tenon Frame and Two Pressing Tubs and Assemble, $295 
Materials and Tools Provided. More Information: www.willowbrookmuseum.org Reserve your place at: 207-793-2784 or director@willowbrookmuseum.org