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October 2017

Fine Art Workshop with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

October 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Page Farm and Home Museum, 12 Portage Road
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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I am pleased to be offering a one-day, Fall Fine Art Workshop for adults (18+) on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm on the University of Maine campus, Orono, at the Page Farm and Home Museum! Come join your fellow artists drawing and/or painting fall themes in the loft classroom of a three-story, post and beam barn built in 1833! Pre-registration is required, class sizes are limited. Register for the morning Drawing Class (9:00 am –…

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November 2017

Brownie the Outlaw: Browntail Moth Research in Maine

November 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Page Farm and Home Museum, 12 Portage Road
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Randy Alford Memorial Presentation "Brownie the Outlaw" was the title Dr. Edith Marion Patch gave more than a century ago to her story about the Browntail Moth caterpillar whose voracious appetite and toxic hairs were plaguing Maine residents at the time.  The insect has made a reappearance in Maine and seems to be working its way north, defoliating trees and irritating humans' sensitive skin as it goes.  Join University of Maine Entomology Professor Eleanor Groden and Forest Entomologist Charlene…

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Great Fall Potato Sale

November 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Page Farm and Home Museum, 12 Portage Road
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Great Fall Potato Sale is on at the Page Farm and Home Museum!   This year's US#1 potato selections include: Norland red Pontiac red Chieftain red Kennebec white Norwis white Reba white Yukon Gold Russet Prices are as follows: 50lb bags are only $13, while 20lb bags are just $7. Russets are $15 for a 50lb bag, and $8 for a 20lb bag. Our potatoes are grown on a family owned and operated farm in Dover-Foxcroft, ME.  The Museum receives a…

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Wreathmaking Workshop

November 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Page Farm and Home Museum, 12 Portage Road
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$20

The annual wreath-making workshops will be held this year on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 11-1 and again 5-7; Tuesday, Nov 28, from 5-7 p.m.; and Thursday, Nov. 30 from 6-8 p.m., offering participants an opportunity to enjoy a hands-on start to the holiday season. Local wreath-wrapper, James Smith and Museum Director, Patricia Henner, who has been conducting wreath workshops at the museum for over 10 years, will offer both novice and expert wreath-makers the materials and instruction necessary to take home a decorative wreath…

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Wreathmaking Workshop

November 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Page Farm and Home Museum, 12 Portage Road
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$20

The annual wreath-making workshops will be held this year on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 11-1 and again 5-7; Tuesday, Nov 28, from 5-7 p.m.; and Thursday, Nov. 30 from 6-8 p.m., offering participants an opportunity to enjoy a hands-on start to the holiday season. Local wreath-wrapper, James Smith and Museum Director, Patricia Henner, who has been conducting wreath workshops at the museum for over 10 years, will offer both novice and expert wreath-makers the materials and instruction necessary to take home a decorative wreath…

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Wreathmaking Workshop

November 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Page Farm and Home Museum, 12 Portage Road
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$20

The annual wreath-making workshops will be held this year on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 11-1 and again 5-7; Tuesday, Nov 28, from 5-7 p.m.; and Thursday, Nov. 30 from 6-8 p.m., offering participants an opportunity to enjoy a hands-on start to the holiday season. Local wreath-wrapper, James Smith and Museum Director, Patricia Henner, who has been conducting wreath workshops at the museum for over 10 years, will offer both novice and expert wreath-makers the materials and instruction necessary to take home a decorative wreath…

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March 2018

Ticks and Mosquitoes: What We Know about the Ecology and Management of Vector-borne Disease in Maine

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Page Farm and Home Museum, 12 Portage Road
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Itching to learn about tiny creatures that cause big problems?  Join Vector Biologist and University of Maine Assistant Professor Allison Gardner to find out about current research on the ways ticks, mosquitoes, and other pests affect humans and wildlife throughout our state.   This is a Friends of Dr. Edith Marion Patch Forum.

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April 2018

Maine National History Day

Maine National History Day (NHD) is an annual event for teachers and students in grades 6-12 that promotes critical thinking skills through project-based learning.  The 2018 contest theme is “Conflict and Compromise.” The next state contest will be hosted at the University of Maine campus in Orono on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Top award winners in the state contest qualify for the national contest in Washington, DC, in June.

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Board of Directors Meeting

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Page Farm and Home Museum, 12 Portage Road
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Open to all members in good standing of Friends of the Page Farm and Home Museum   RSVP by calling 581-4100

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May 2018

Commencement 2018

May 12

The Museum will be closed.   Congratulations to Museum staff member, Nicole Marques, for attaining her Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Child Development-Family Relations with a minor in Education.  

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