The American family farm is disappearing from the nation’s landscape, and this loss in the state of Maine not only impacts American culture but a unique regional cultural identity. Preserving The Curran Homestead ensures for future generations the values and customs of rural America, representing a time when self-reliance, cooperation, industry, and thrift were honored traditions. The Curran Homestead enriches the lives of our children, offers our community many opportunities for wholesome family fun, and serves as an excellent educational resource through its preservation and dissemination of family farm know-how, maintenance and continued use of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century material culture, and facilitation of hands-on activities and programs. As a cultural organization, our primary focus is the historical preservation of life on the Maine family farm at the turn of the 20th century.