We have lots of great events coming up in July at the Curran Homestead!
July 16th is Curran’s 2nd Annual Charity Musical Festival, which will kick off Orrington’s Old Home Week this year with a continuous round of bluegrass music from 11 am to 5 pm. Under the direction of Jim Leighton, music will be provided by at least 5 bands including Run Moose Run, Dirigo Express, Northbound, Original Condition, and Freshly Cut Grass.
July 21-23, the Curran Farm joins Orrington’s Endless Yard Sale. 8 am to 2 pm. Donations are welcomed to benefit this nonprofit’s living history education mission.
July 24th, take a step back in time from 10 am to 2 pm at the Farm’s Open House celebrating farm families and the State of Maine’s Open Farm Day. Experience what life was like on a rural Maine farm a century ago!
***A yummy home-style BBQ will accompany all three of the week’s events!!!!***
On July 8th, from 8:00-9:30 pm, the Fields Pond Audubon Center is hosting an evening of Bat Listening & Looking. Leader Katelin Craven will begin with a brief indoor presentation at the Audubon Center, followed by a short group hike to the Curran Homestead for bat observation.
This event is FREE to attend!!
On Saturday, June 18, Karen and Irv Marsters visited with Helen Tupper-Southard, who recently celebrated her 90th birthday and currently resides with her son, Jon Tupper in Westbrook.
Helen, who was active in Orrington Town affairs and was elected to the Maine Legislature, was an early member of the Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum Board of Directors. She has remained a consistent donor and supporter of the work our all-volunteer crew is engaged in.
She presented us with a collection of her poems and essays, “Memoirs and Thoughts of Life,” which will be available at Curran Homestead events for her friends to read.
Recently, we qualified for $1000 from the Bangor Savings Bank “Community Matters More” competition based on all of those who voted for The Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum either by email or paper ballot at one of the branches of the bank. A big “Thank You” to all who voted and to Bangor Savings Bank for sponsoring the program!! These are precious financial resources that are a great help in supporting our public education program mission!
Preserving The Curran Homestead ensures for future generations the values and customs of rural America, representing a time when family, self-reliance, cooperation, and hard work 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 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.