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wo historic houses and their barns, a reproduction schoolhouse and bandstand, an 1894 steam engine powered horse carousel, an 1849 Concord stagecoach, and a picturesque millpond and waterfalls are a few of the many things to see at this restored country village. Plan to spend at least 3 hours once you arrive. Bring a picnic or enjoy lunch at our sandwich shop and ice cream parlor on sit
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We re-open July 1, 2016. Open Monday thru Thursday, 10AM-5PM.
Our Maple Syrup Saturday Event on March 19, 2016, 10AM-2PM includes:
Museum Admission During the Season:
$15 for Adults 19+
$12 for Seniors 65+
$8 for Children 7-17
Free for Children 0-6
Groups of 8 or more are $10 each.
Members are Free
A carousel ride is included with admission.
The carousel runs 11:30, 1:30 & 3PM.
Free admission to active servicemen and women and their immediate family.
2016 Season Calendar
Jan. 30: Ice Harvest
March 19: Maple Syrup Saturday
May 16-June 30: School Field Trips
June 18: Summerfest: Dinner & Music
July 1: Season Begins
July 2-4: Colonial Re-enactment & More...
July 11-15: Summer History Camp
July 16: Bean Supper
July 16-17: Silent Movie Festival
July 23 & 24: Civil War Event (tentative)
August 13 & 14: Agricultural Fair
August 20: Bean Supper
August 27 & 28: Silent Movie Weekend
September 13: National Glidden Antique Car Show at Willowbrook!
September 17: Painted Pony Party: Dinner, Silent Auction & Music
September 24: Ash Sunday ( White Ash Tree Woodcraft Day)
October 8: Ocktoberfest! (Fundraiser Dinner & Music)
October 10: Season Ends
We will be offering classes to individuals and groups throughout the off season. Those class offerings are listed below and on our blog.
Our SANDWICH SHOP menu here
Our November, 2015 Newsletter here
VIEW 2016 ADOPT AN ARTIFACT/PROJECTS LIST here
Homeschoolers and School/Kids Groups
We have guided tours and learning experiences for groups. we can arrange to have an interpreter take you around the museum and engage your group in hands on activities. We have hands-on workshops with a variety of themes.
Please contact us if your group would like to schedule a date and time for a visit. Contact us about group rates.
The Amos Straw Country Store will be newly stocked for the 2016 season with many items that are Made in Maine and Made in the USA. Don't forget to buy a hunk of our wonderful cheddar cheese and sour pickles served from a wooden barrel.
Our brochure has been updated to reflect our new season opening date of July 1st. Contact us, if you need some of these.
including knife making and antique engine repair and maintenance ( we update this list frequently) here
We are always looking for donations of artifacts for our working collection and volunteers to help with the completion of our various project. Please contact us.
Much thanks to F.R. Carroll Cement of Limerick, ME for their generous donation of concrete for the slab for the Tom Flagg Smithy project and our cider mill. Also, a big thanks to Limington Lumber for a reduced price on lumber for several recent projects.
Logging Bobsled Restoration
It's been a number of year's since Willowbrook has taken on a large scale restoration like the 17 foot logging bobsled we recently finished. The rig is from the collection of The Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum. Through a partnership this museum paid for and secured materials for the project. Willowbrook organized the labor that included women for the Maine State Corrections Re-Entry Program in Alfred, ME to do much of the project. Volunteers and one paid staff member completed some of the work.The bobsled will be shared by Willowbrook and the Curran Homestead for their annual ice harvests as well as other events. Come to the 2016 Ice Harvest and ride it!
Gigantic Pinhole Camera
For the purpose of our recent summer history camp in which our young camper created a pinhole camera, a gigantic version of a pinhole camera was created by our staff so that visitors may enter and experience a camera obscura. This project was sponsored in part by a 2014 Maine Humanities Council grant. The box is completely devoid of light. A pinhole at the front allows light and a projection of imagery in front and outside the box to be projected upside down on a hand held piece of white foam core paper. Depending on how close the foam core is held inside and in front of the pinhole will determine how finally focused the camera is. Our young campers were especially amazed by this. The pinhole camera is on display for your use in the Durgin Barn.
Turn-of-the-Century Machine Shop
This project is made possible by partial funding from the Narragansett Number One Foundation. Also, Limington Lumber has made a generous offer of building materials. We are seeking other grants at this time for this project/ We need volunteers to help with some of the work to be done, please contact us. If you would like to make a donation for this project, please see our Adopt an Artifact/Project Details.
Apple Cider Mill
A circa 1870s twin screw apple cider press that was produced in Waterville, ME has been re-wooded through partial funds from the Narragansett Number One Foundation. We have put together the mortise and tenon timbers with pegs.
The press sits on a concrete slab thanks to a partial donation of materials by F.R. Carroll Cement. A vintage flat belt pulley driven apple crusher that was re-wooded by staff member Ashley Gerry.
Work continues on the project.
Looking For Volunteers.
19th Century Willowbrook Village is a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization
listed on the National Register of Historic Places
19th Century Willowbrook Village • P.O. Box 28, Newfield, Maine 04056 207-793-2784