HOME's Back to Homeschool Days provide an opportunity for you to connect with hundreds of homeschoolers from around the state to celebrate the start of another homeschool year.
Please join us in Livermore as we Journey into the past and experience life on a Maine farm in the 1800s. The Norlands is a multifaceted living history museum and working farm where costumed interpreters portray real people who lived in the Norlands’ neighborhood in the 1800s.
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: Washburn Norlands Living History Center, 209 Norlands Rd., Livermore, ME
Ages: Recommended grade range is 2nd grade through adult
Lunch: There will be a break for lunch, please bring your own.
Cost: $8 per person (including adults). Please use the mail-in or online registration form below. You may make your payment using the Donate button in the margin to the right.
Schedule of Events: We will be participating in two programs: Journey 1 - A Country School, 1853 and Journey IV - A Visit to the Farm Kitchen.
Journey I—A Country School, 1853
Scholars go back to the basics of reading, writing and 'rithmetic in the District #7 one-room schoolhouse. Experience education of the era by role-playing scholars and using materials of the time, including slates, quill pens and early readers.
Journey IV—A Visit to the Farm Kitchen
Discover how life was lived in 1870 rural Maine with a visit to the farm kitchen. Compare and contrast modern life with that of a farm child 150 years ago. Learn about where things come from – farm or store. An interactive matching game with everyday artifacts teaches about the frugal country lifestyle.