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Richard Stockford

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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.

Is a Farm Enough?

For twenty-five now, the Curran Homestead has labored to bring a small taste of early nineteenth century rural farm life to the greater Bangor community. Our all-volunteer effort originally focused on restoring and revitalizing the remains of the old Curran Farm on Field’s Pond Road in Orrington and presenting it to the public the way […]

The Barn

The Barn I suspect the barns were the real hearts of yesterday’s Maine farms.  They not only provided housing for the livestock, they were the storage and maintenance center for all of the myriad tools and machinery it took to run the operation. When the Curran Homestead was established in 1991, what was once a […]

Confession of a Townie

As a long time board member and part-time spokesman of the Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum, I have a small confession to get off my chest. I did not grow up on a farm. There it is.  I was one of those useless, cookie-stamped town kids – a small, rural setting to be […]