LIVERMORE – As part of a two-day event featuring the largest Civil War re-enactment in Maine in recent years, a contra dance will be held Saturday, June 6, at Washburn-Norlands Living History Center.
Local favorite The Racket Factory will provide the music and call the contra dance, which will be held under a tent on the grounds of the 19th-century historic site.
The Racket Factory has more than a century of combined experience performing reels, jigs, waltzes, hambos and polkas for people in New Sharon, Vienna and Central Maine. Using only fiddles, guitar, banjo, bass and a five-string racket, the group plays all locally generated music.
Making up The Racket Factory are Hank Washburn, Eric Johnson, Margaret Cox, Mark Rains and Cynthia Phinney.
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Gates open at 9 a.m. for a day full of Civil War living history. A traditional bean supper will be served at 5 p.m. The dance will be at 7 p.m. Full-day tickets are $7 and include dance, but no beans. Bean supper with contra dance: $8. Dance only: $5.
Visit or call 897-4366 to learn more about the event.

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