Orrington Old Home Week


Curran Village Will Wow!

The Curran Village is growing every day! New buildings are being moved or constructed and programs are springing up everywhere! You can check out the progress during Old Home Week. Open Days with self-guided or tour guides are scheduled for July 15-July 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

There will also be some special events for everyone. The Curran's first five-day Summer History Camp at the history museum will focus on S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) and takes place July 18-22, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Real steam, as well with a demo of our steam traction engine, is anticipated. This is a day camp. Snacks are provided. Bring your own bag lunch. The schedule for the week includes letterpress printing; Victorian kitchen baking and pickling; foot treadle sewing machine sewing; metal casting; fiber arts including carding, dyeing, spinning, and weaving; Native American culture including tools, wampum making, song and dance; plus woodworking, telegraph making; Model T rides and a daily ride on our 1894 horse carousel and more! Cost is just $225. Call 207-205-4849 to register by July 8. Space is limited.

Bargain shoppers won't want to miss the Very Big Yard Sale under the tent that will be held over two weekends: July 15 - 16 from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. and July 23-24 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. This is a museum fundraiser. The sale will include antiques, tools, equipment, household goods, furniture, upright piano, pump organ(s), garage doors, hardware, clothes, lawn mowers, electrical and plumbing stuff, and more!

Shoppers and history buffs  get hungry, so the Curran Village is hosting  two Saturday Bean Luncheons on July 16 and 23 from 12 noon- 2 p.m. The menu includes pork and beans, sausage, hotdogs, their special Curran Chili Dog, plus beverage. Cost is just $10 for adults and $6 for kids under 15.

The 19th Century Curran Homestead Village at Fields Pond and Newfield is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that collects, preserves and utilizes historic artifacts and buildings for the purpose of exhibition, living history, traditional arts programming and hands-on education. The villages serve as classrooms to not only raise awareness and appreciation of life in rural Maine and New England during the emerging Industrial Age of the 19th and early 20th centuries but to  empower new generations through sharing the lessons of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics from that time to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Their goal is to help to nurture future inventors, scientists, mechanics and agriculturists through individual awareness and discovery.