LIVERMORE — A pig roast and barn dance will be held Saturday, June 17, at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center. It is part of Rally for Norlands, a two-day benefit featuring the largest Civil War reenactment in Maine.

The pig roast begins at 5 p.m. and includes barbecued pulled pork, corn bread, baked beans, coleslaw, macaroni salad, rhubarb apple crisp and rhubarb lemonade.

It’s recommended to purchase tickets in advance, because only a few will be available the day of the roast. Tickets are $12 per person; $8 for ages 12 and younger.

For tickets, visit or call 207-897-4366.

At 6 p.m., Union and Confederate Civil War reenactors welcome visitors to join them as they dance in hoop skirts and Civil War military uniforms. No costume is required. Live music is provided by The Racket Factory of Central Maine. Members are Hank Washburn, Eric Johnson, Margaret Cox, Mark Rains and Cynthia Phinney.

Dance lessons will be offered at 4 p.m.

The barn dance is free with the purchase of a ticket to the pig roast or admission to the Civil War Reenactment. Otherwise, a $5 donation is suggested.

The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, is a nonprofit museum dedicated to preserving the heritage and traditions of rural life in Maine’s past, celebrating the achievements of Livermore’s Washburn family, and using living history methods to make values, issues and activities of the past relevant to present and future generations.

FMI: call 207-897-4366, email or visit

Tom Bassford and Sandy Swatsky of the 15th Alabama Co. G. dance at Rally for Norlands in June 2015.

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