The Curran Homestead
A Living History Farm and Museum
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The Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum is a Community Education Project and a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation located in Orrington, Maine. It includes a 19th-century farmstead with vegetable gardens, a functioning blacksmith shop, a growing collection of domestic and agricultural material culture, seasonal events, an oral history archive, and over 30 acres of fields and woodlands to explore. We are situated opposite a large fresh-water pond with accessibility to additional wooded trails. We offer the experience of early-20th-century life on a family farm in rural eastern Maine.

Our next event: 

Friday-Saturday-Sunday, August 22-23-24, 2014
American Folk Festival Annual Fundraiser in Bangor: Come and enjoy Bangor's annual festival of music, and leave your car securely parked at Penobscot Plaza; proceeds provide vital operating revenue for The Farm and its educational programs!

Past events:

          

               

          


      

 


     

     

 
     

Would your group like to participate in a similar program? Please see our "Group Visits" page to find out how!


Sixteenth Annual Maple Syrup Festival and Irish Celebration

Fifth Annual "Harvest of Diamonds:"  Cutting ice on Field's Pond


Recent TV and Press Coverage:
  



See TV news coverage on NBC/WLBZ Channel 2 of our Spring Fling, an annual celebration of nature's gift of maple syrup, the Curran family's Irish ancestry, and an Easter egg hunt for the children.

The Weekly
, 28 February 2014:
"Ice Harvesting Connects Visitors to Orrington Farming History," by Brian Swartz.

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