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A Visit to the Curran Homestead


The Curran Homestead in Orrington is a nineteenth-century farm, now a local historic site. At a recent Open Farm at the Curran Homestead, visitors toured the barn, sugar house, and farmhouse.

In a shed connecting the house and barn is the milk room.

Maple sap boils atop an old wood stove.

The Curran Homestead is a volunteer-run living history museum that seeks to recreate the life of an Irish immigrant farm family in the nineteenth century.

Open Farm days at the Homestead may include demonstrations of gardening, haying, milking, cider making, sleigh rallies, and old-fashioned country fairs.


Farmer "Tim Curran," AKA Brian Higgins, holding a walking stick, says goodbye to friends and neighbors before he leaves for California in search of gold. For information about the Curran Homestead's next Open Farm Day, call (207)947-0749 or 945-9311 .

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