Events

EVENTS

Our 2024 Events

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MAY

ALEWIFE DAY

Saturday, May 18

10am to 3pm

$10 adults, $5 kids, Members free

Come see the fish coming back to Chemo. Lombards, mills, blacksmithing and smoked alewives.

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Children's Days 2023

CHILDREN’S DAYS

May 23, 24, 30, and 31

9am to 1pm

$8 per person

Pre-registration required

A fun day out for the kids. Demonstrations, games, horse-drawn wagon rides.

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JUNE

Summer at Leonard's Mills


Saturday, June 15
10am to 3pm

$10 adults, $5 kids, Members free

Beans! Biscuits! Mills! Lombards! Blacksmithing!

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Blackman Stream in Spring
Saturday, June 22
10am to 12pm


Learn about foraging edible and medicinal wild plants and fungi with David Spahr. We will be examining commonly found “spring things” including nutritious greens, their uses, and their niche in the local ecology with detailed descriptions of plant habitat. Tools, equipment,safety and best practices will be reviewed. David Spahr is the author of Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada. He has foraged since the mid 1950s.

$45 per person (Members 10% discount!)
Space is limited.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.


Register

Members, please contact the office to register.
info@maineforestandloggingmuseum.org
207-974-6278

JULY

From Nowhere to Nowhere Edouard Lacroix's Eagle Lake and West Branch Railroad

EVENING AT THE MUSEUM PRESENTATION

“From Nowhere to Nowhere – Edouard LaCroix’s Eagle Lake & West Branch Railroad”

Saturday, July 13
7pm to 9pm

$10 per person, Members Free!
Seating is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Members, please contact the office to register.
info@maineforestandloggingmuseum.org
207-974-6278

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Guide Pack Basket

Wood Thrush Wilderness PACK BASKET MAKING CLASS

Sunday, July 14
9am to 5pm

In this 8-hour course, we will weave a 17” tall basket with premium reed. We will go over the history of pack baskets and what materials have been used. The instructor will go through the process of making the basket step-by-step ensuring all will walk away with a finished basket. The baskets will have a base and feet along with pack straps. We will bring a variety of color straps and even color reeds to add a little color to your basket. 

$130 per person (10% discount for members)
Space is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Register

Members, please contact the office to register.
207-974-6278
info@maineforestandloggingmuseum.org


Spoon and Bowl Carving

Wood Thrush Wilderness SPOON CARVING/BOWL MAKING CLASS

Sunday, July 21
12pm to 5pm

In this exciting and hands-on 5-hour class, students will have the unique opportunity to unleash their creativity by carving their very own wooden spoon and crafting a coal burned bowls. Not only will participants learn the art of carving, but they will also have the option to personalize their creations with stunning paint designs or experiment with the intricate technique of creating usable art.

As the class comes to a close, we will gather together to savor a delicious group meal, where we will proudly enjoy hearty foods from over the fire served with our newly crafted spoons and bowls. And the best part? The nourishing and comforting meal is on me, a delightful way to celebrate our accomplishments in this incredible class! Space is limited.


$110 (10% discount for members)
Space is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Register

Members, please contact the office to register.
info@maineforestandloggingmuseum.org
207-974-6278


Driving the Lombard at Heavy Metal.

HEAVY METAL

Saturday, July 27

10am to 3pm

$10 adults, $5 kids, Members free

Hot metal, hot biscuits and bean-hole beans, mills and antique machines!

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AUGUST

Outdoor cooking

Wood Thrush Wilderness OUTDOOR COOKING AND BAKING


Saturday, August 24

10am to 1pm

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make delicious foods over a fire? This is the class for you. This class is 4 hours and in it we will go over some favorite backcountry recipes. In this course, we will go over how to cook with a Dutch Oven, Pie Irons, using wood sticks, gill over the fire, and camp stoves. We will even bring out the Coleman oven and bake some cookies.


$70 (10% discount for members!)
Space is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Register

Members, please contact the office to register.
info@maineforestandloggingmuseum.org
207-974-6278

SEPTEMBER

mushroom

MUSHROOM WALK
with SEANNA ANNIS

Saturday, September 21
10am to 12pm

Join Extension mycologist Seanna Annis for an introduction to mushroom foraging.

$45 per person (Members 10% discount!)
Space is limited.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.


Register

Members, please contact the office to register.
info@maineforestandloggingmuseum.org
207-974-6278


2022 Mushroom Foray with David Spahr

MUSHROOM WALK
with DAVID SPAHR

Saturday, September 28
10am to 12pm

Join mushroom expert David Spahr for an introduction to mushroom foraging.

$45 per person (Members 10% discount!)
Space is limited.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.


Register

Members, please contact the office to register.
info@maineforestandloggingmuseum.org
207-974-6278

OCTOBER

Pressing cider at Living History Days 2023.

LIVING HISTORY DAYS

October 5 and 6

10am to 3pm

$15 adults, $5 kids, Members free


Our biggest event of the year: Colonial and Civil War re-enactors, fresh pressed cider, Lombards, and horse-drawn wagon rides.