The Curran Homestead
A Living History Farm and Museum
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Blacksmithing
Metal-Casting Workshops
The Curran Homestead Collection
Family Farms
c.1905 Manure Spreader Restoration Project
Jitterbugs, Doodlebugs, and Tractor Conversions
The Currans, Their Farm and Its History
Ice Harvests
The Farm of Donald and Thelma Bowden
The Clark Farm of Moody Mountain, Searsmont
Annual Maple Syrup Festival and Irish Celebration
Maine State Girl Scout Event, April 24, 2010
Annual Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Volunteers and Donors
Antique Tractor Show & Jitterbug Pull, Farmington
Yankee Ingenuity
The Farm of Thomas and Mildred Flagg
Vintage Tractor Database
Homeschooled Group Field Trip, October28, 2010
Top of the Hill Farm/ Turner Farm, Holden, Maine
Tools and Equipment Database
Press Coverage
Education
Halloween 2008
The Devereux Farm, Penobscot
Highlights of 2010
New Double Work Station Side Draft Forge Project
Half Track Attachment on 1953 John Deere Project
NYSCA Support Materials
Ice Harvest 2012
Jitterbug Pull 2011
Photo Archive
With the labor of volunteers, The Curran Homestead built the Fields Pond Smithy in November, 2009; it has become a center for blackmithing classes and workshops. It contains five portable forges and two wood stoves. In addition, some generous donors have provided us with a 30lb. Kerrihard power hammer and a Jefferson power hacksaw, which will be used. There are presently two leg vises, two power bench grinders, a free standing caulking vice, a swage block and stand, and seven or eight anvils in service in the smithy. Our collection of hand tools continues to grow through donations. There is still much work to be done, and we are planning to build a masonry chimney with two side draft openings for two forging stations. We will transition out our portable forges making them available in another structure. Blacksmithing activity in the Fields Pond Smithy will center around two free standing metal firepans that will extend out from the brick chimney. We hope to accomplish this with donated materials as well as volunteers to lay the footing and bricks necessitated.
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WelcomeCalendar of EventsGroup VisitsMembershipNewsletterVolunteeringCharitable DonationsTV & Press CoverageCollectionEducationTeacher Resources: Teaching with Primary SourcesTeacher Resources: Primary Sources 2Photo ArchiveFamily FarmsBlacksmithingFamily Farm Database