LIVERMORE — The Washburn-Norlands Foundation is accepting applications for the Ethel “Billie” Gammon History Education Summer Fellowship Award.

Maine high school seniors have the chance to receive a $1,000 fellowship, named in honor of the Norlands Living History Center founder Billie Gammon. This opportunity is designed to honor Gammon’s endless enthusiasm for sharing American history by providing the opportunity for hands-on experience at the Norlands.

As a Billie Gammon Fellow, the winner will participate as a summer staff member at the Norlands, gain valuable experience in living history education, museum operations and historic agriculture.

The fellowship is awarded to a senior who has been inspired by experiencing living history at the Norlands and is planning to pursue a field that can be related to its mission, including history, education, American studies, museum studies, political science and sustainable agriculture, among others.

Applications must complete an application form and submit a 750- to 1,000-word essay describing how experiencing living history at the Norlands relates to and/or has impacted their interests and life plans. Essay should include applicant’s goals for being named a Billie Gammon Fellow. One letter of recommendation is required.

Applications are due by May 13. Finalists will be invited to meet Norlands staff in late May, and the winner will be announced in early June.

The fellow is expected to work for 75 hours in late June through August, about two days per week. Expected duties include giving tours of the Washburn family mansion, working in the gift shop, conducting research, assisting with special events, helping with farm work, responding to public inquiries and general administrative tasks.

The fellow will round out their experience by completing a capstone project summarizing their work by writing an article, making a public presentation, or another mutually determined project of interest.

FMI, apply: 207-897-4366,, [email protected]

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