The Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum is an all-volunteer project dedicated to preserving and presenting the culture, heritage, and skills of early nineteenth century rural Maine.
Incorporated as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit in 1990, the Curran Homestead, Inc. has restored the seven building of the Curran Farm located at 372 Fields Pond Road in Orrington, and expanded the property to more than eighty acres. Our restoration efforts have been aided over the years by various partnerships including the Penobscot County Jail Community Work Program, the Willowbrook Museum, The Maine Antique Engine Association and no less than seven Eagle Scout Projects.
The Homestead differs from other museums in that we encourage the hands-on use of the historical artifacts we collect. Children are steeped in skills and values of the past in day-long class visits to the farm, and we conduct adult classes in blacksmithing and metal-casting. Classes in woodworking, antique restoration, and other farm related skills are in the planning stages.
Through open house events, classroom visits and scheduled classes, we will continue our efforts to expose new generations to the heritage and values that typify Maine’s great rural heritage.