Wednesday, July 16, 2014

19th Century Willowbrook Village: 2014 Schedule of Events and Programs

19th Century Willowbrook Village                                   
2014 Schedule of Events and Programs

1. May 1- June 30: School Field Trips
2. May 24, 25, & 26: Memorial Day Weekend/ Season Opening
3. Saturday, June 7: Acton-Shapleigh Historical Society Day
4. Saturday, June 14: Bean Supper
5. Saturday and Sunday, July 12, 10AM-3PM & July 13, 10-7PM ( the last film runs from 3:30-7PM-The Birth of a Nation ): First Annual Silent Film Festival, with live piano accompaniment (Peter Stickney) for Sessions 1, 2, & 4. free with admission or membership.
6. Saturday, July 19, 1-3PM & Sunday, July 20, 1-3PM: Reed Organ Concert: Old Home Classics with Peter Stickney. Free with admission or membership.
7. Friday, July 25, 5 - 6:30, Family Chicken Barbecue, 6:30PM Concert: Yankee Brass Band Concert (25 piece 19th century brass band). Tickets sold.
8. Saturday, August 9: Bean Supper, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
9. August 16 & 17: Sesquicentennial of the Civil War Weekend; Maine Antique Power Association Presentation, demonstrations, blacksmithing and a high tea ( for an additional fee).
10. Saturday & Sunday, Labor Day Weekend, August 30 & 31: Agricultural Fair Day. Our largest event.Includes: Pine Tree Model A Ford Club of Maine Show, Cast Iron Cupola Melt, Yankee Ingenuity Competition, Blacksmithing Round-Up and More...
11. Saturday & Sunday, September 20 & 21: Apple Harvest Festival
12. Saturday, September 13, 5:30 - 7:30: Annual Painted Pony Party. A whole pig roast, salad, drinks, and desserts. Includes Southern Maine Picking Society (Blue Grass Music), silent movie features, and laser show. Buy your tickets now.
13. Saturday, October 11: Bean Supper, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
14. Saturday, February 7, 2015,  9AM-12Noon: Second Annual Ice Harvest on the Mill Pond

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Traditional Arts Workshops for July and August 2014: Sign up now!

TRADITIONAL ARTS WORKSHOPS FOR JULY AND AUGUST, 2014

See photos. Scroll down and see more complete descriptions of the classes.
10% off tuition price for members or parent/child pairs. Thirteen years or older.
Sun., July 6, 10-4, Blacksmithing/Bowie Knife Making, $125
Sat., July 12, 10-4, Bladesmithing: Make a Puukko Knife or Tomahawk, $125
Sun., July 13,10-4, Blacksmithing, Make Tools for Forging, $125
Sat. & Sun., July 19, 10-4,/July 20, 10-4: 1 or 2 Day Metal Casting Class, Brass & Aluminum. Make 4 inch bell. $135/$200
Sat./Sun., July 19 & 20, 10-4: Make Heirloom Wood Dovetail Tool Box, $225
Sat./Sun., Aug.2, 10-4/Aug.3, 10-4: Knife/ Tomahawk Making, $125/$250
Sat./Sun., Aug.16, 10-4/Aug.17,10-4: 1 or 2 Day Metal Casting, Cast a 4 inch brass bell,  $135/$200
Sat./Sun., Aug. 23, 10-4 & 24, 10-4: Make a Portable Apple Cider Mill.  Buy Metal Parts: Grinder and Metal Screw Kit &Create Wooden Mortise and Tenon Frame and Two Pressing Tubs and Assemble, $295 
Materials and Tools Provided. More Information: www.willowbrookmuseum.org Reserve your place at: 207-793-2784 or director@willowbrookmuseum.org

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Silent Movie Festival at Willowbrook, July 12 & 13, 2014




 A Silent Movie Festival

Piano Accompaniment for Sessions 1, 2, & 4 performed by 
Peter Stickney

Price of museum admission; spend the day: visit the museum, ride the 1894 horse carousel, have lunch at our Sandwich Shop, ice cream at our Ice Cream Parlor, and shop at our Country Gift Shop.

Saturday, July 12, Session 1, 10-12PM

  1. The Haunted Castle (1896)
  2. Frankenstein (1910)
  3.  Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde (1912)
  4. The Midnight Girl (1925)

Saturday, July 12, Session 2, 1-3PM  

  1. Charlie Chaplin’s One AM (REEL film) 
  2. The General  
  3. Buster Keaton Shorts

Sunday, July 13, Session 3, 10-12PM

  1. The Enchanted Drawing (1900)
  2. Delivering Newspapers (1903)
  3. Fantasmagorie (1908)
  4. Little Nemo (1911)  
  5. Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)
  6. A Boy and His Elephant (1913) 
  7. Our Gang Short (1920s)
  8. Felix the Cat (1920s)

Sunday, July 13, Session 4, 1-3PM

  1. Trip to the Moon (1902) 
  2. The Bat (1926)

Sunday, July 13, Session 5, 3:30-7:00PM (30 Minute Intermission

  1. The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Selections subject to change

Where:  The Ball Room, Amos Straw Country Store,
19th Century Willowbrook Village, 70 Elm Street, Newfield, Maine 04056

For more information, call: (207) 793-2784
Email: director@willowbrookmuseum.org
Visit:  www. willowbrookmuseum.org

25 Piece Yankee Brass Band Concert & Family Chicken Barbecue







 25 piece YANKEE BRASS BAND CONCERT &
FAMILY CHICKEN BARBECUE

FRIDAY, JULY 25, rain or shine*,
                         
 5-6:30 Barbecue &  6:30 CONCERT
             
Tickets: $22 SINGLE, $40 COUPLES,
 
RSVP ASAP. Proceeds to Benefit the 501c3 nonprofit museum 19th Century Willowbrook Village

The Yankee Brass Band performs 19th century music (1840s-the end of the century) with antique instruments. The music may include polkas, mazurkas, schottisches, waltzes, quicksteps and gallops, and overtures and medleys, which are typical of brass this period’s brass bands.

The family barbecue will include chicken pieces, baked beans, salads, coleslaw, artisan bread, corn-on-the-cob, strawberry shortcake, and choice of soda or other drinks.
                         
*Inside location for rain

Where:  The Lawn overlooking the Mill Pond at 
19th Century Willowbrook Village, 70 Elm Street,  
Newfield, Maine 04056

RSVP ASAP or For more information,
Call: (207) 793-2784
Email: director@willowbrookmuseum.org
Visit:  www. willowbrookmuseum.org
     





Wednesday, May 14, 2014

New Traditional Arts Workshops for May-August, 2014



Traditional Arts Workshops

Sat., May 31, 9AM-1PM: Make a Blacksmithing Forge or Metal Casting Furnace. With instructor Adriaan Gerber, you will assemble a cylinder type forge or furnace with top or side access. All materials supplied, including refractory cement. $200

Sun., June 1, 9AM-4PM: Knife Making: Make a Finnish Puukko or American Bowie Knife. $125

Sat., June 7, 9AM-4PM: Basic Blacksmithing. With blacksmith Adriaan Gerber learn the basics, $125

Sun., June 8, 9M-4PM: Blade-Making: Make a Tomahawk. Continue on from Saturday’s class and create this edge tool from spring steel with master bladesmith Adriaan Gerber. File and Harden the blade once formed. $125

Sat. & Sun., June 21 & 22, 9AM-4PM: 2-Day Make a Mortise and Tenon Workbench with Vise. Learn this technique of joinery constructing an heirloom woodworking tool. Materials and tools provided. $250 Take dovetail tool box class too and receive a 10 percent discount. Take it with your son or daughter for the same cost. $225

Sat. & Sun, June 28 &29, 9AM-4PM. 2-Day Make a Dovetail Tool Box. Make a traditional hinged top tool chest with dovetail joints using traditional hand tools. Take the workbench class too and receive a 10 percent discount. Take it with your son or daughter for the same cost. $225

Sat. & Sun., July 5 & 6, 9AM-4PM: Fathers & Sons or Daughters & Mothers Catapult Making Class. Make a 48 inch tall working catapult with post and beam and wooden peg construction. Two for the price of one, good bonding and learning activity.  $200 a pair.

Sat., July 12, 9AM-4PM: Make a Coal Burning Blacksmith Forge. With heavy gauge steel panel, angle iron, a brake drum and pipe make this nut and bolt construction. $150, $20 extra for an electric blower.

Sun., July 13, 9AM: Basic Blacksmithing: Make Tools for Your Blacksmithing Forge. You will create a shovel, rake and poker. $125, 15% discount, if you take the forge making class.

Sat. & Sun., July 19 and/or July 20, 9AM-4PM: 1 Day or 2 Day Metal Casting Class. Day One Class includes two sand castings ( an aluminum and a brass or bronze) among a choice of patterns: sun dial, door knocker, metal casting tool...;  Day Two Class includes an aluminum bell hanger and a four inch brass bell casting from a pattern of the instructor's design. 1-Day $135, 2-Day $185.

Sat. & Sun., Aug. 16 and/or Aug. 17, 9AM-4PM: 1 Day or 2 Day Metal Casting Class. Day One Class includes two sand castings ( an aluminum and a brass or bronze) among a choice of patterns: sun dial, door knocker, metal casting tool...;  Day Two Class includes a larger project from a pattern of the instructor's design. 1-Day $135, 2-Day $185.

Sat. & Sun., Aug. 23 & 24, 9AM-4PM: 2-Day Make a Apple Cider Press. With hand tools you will construct a mortise and tenon press with a metal screw and wood basket to press apples. Materials and tools provided. $225

Visit: www.willowbrookmuseum.org & 19thcenturywillowbrookvillage.blogspot.com Class sizes limited; reserve your place now. (207) 793-2784 or director@willowbrookmuseum.org.
19th Century Willowbrook Village,   70 Elm Street, Newfield, ME 04056