Past Events….


November 11, 2018. It wasn’t quite winter yet, but the dogs were ready to race! Click here for more info.

October 6 & 7, 2018 – Our most popular event of the season! Reenactors showcased livestock, historic demonstrations. There was a lot of fresh pressed cider, bean hole beans & biscuits, and soup. Lombard and sawmills were running!
Check out photos and videos of the event.

May 23-25, 2018 – Children’s Days 9 AM – 1 PM Historical hands-on activities and demonstrations, wagon rides, and fish swimming upstream! Reservations required $5 per person

May 26 – Alewife Day 10 AM – 1 PM, 2018 See the alewives swim upstream! Smoked fish, kid’s games, mills running, Machinery Hall open $3 per person ages 12+
June 16, 2018 – On the Run! Blackman Stream Alewife Cross Country Run 8:30 See website for race detailsJune 16 – Lombard Log Hauler, Sawmills & More on the run! 10 AM – 4 PM $10 adults/$5 children under 12

Saturday, July 7, 2018–Engineering History at the Mill – Exploring our Water-Powered Sash SawmillIn 1850 Maine had 2,000 water-powered mills providing clean renewable energy. There were 6 mills on Blackman Stream. On that Saturday, we ran and took a closer look at our water-powered sawmill to learn how it works. We learned how to calculate the horsepower from the overshot waterwheel. We explored the mechanical details of the sawmill, including a wooden gear train that increases the saw speed, a ratcheting automatic feed system, and a water-powered friction winch that returns the saw carriage. This is one of the last water-powered sash sawmills with wooden gears left in the country. Presenter: Herb Crosby, Professor Emeritus Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Saturday, July 21–11:00 – 12:30, 2018. Photo Walk at the Maine Forest & Logging Museum. Marty Konopacki, retired commercial photographer, is living at MFLM this summer with his wife Mary, volunteering as RV Workampers. He’s been enjoying the beauty of the property and wants to share his expertise with others who enjoy recording special places with their camera. Bring your camera, tripod and photo gear for a 90-minute, interactive discussion in photographic artistry, composition and tech talk at the scenic MFLM. Check out Marty’s website Meet at the gift shop at 11:00. Free for members, $5 for others.

Saturday, July 28 – Heavy Metal 10 AM – 4 PM, 2018. Heavy machinery and blacksmithing, bean hole beans and biscuits, sawmills, and the Steam Lombard Running! It was a great day, made better by “From Away Downeast” entertaining with logging camp songs. Here are some photos.