Rachel Bidstrup, Norlands’ new director, dressed in a 19th century costume holding a sap collection pail while standing in a wooded landscape. Contributed photo

LIVERMORE — The Norlands Living History Center will celebrate Maine Maple Sunday March 28 with a new spin on the traditional pancake breakfast.

This year, Norlands Maple Syrup and Pancake Mix can be ordered online at Norlands.org/shop or call 207-897-4366. Orders can be picked up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 290 Norlands Road, on March 28 at its drive-thru and contact-free Maine Maple Sunday event.

All should wear masks. The center’s new executive director, Rachel Bidstrup, will be in attendance.

All orders directly support Norlands living history programs and restoration efforts.

The center is a multifaceted historic site, museum, and working farm where costumed interpreters portray real people who lived in the Norlands’ neighborhood in the 1800s. It is Maine’s oldest living history center and on the National Register of Historic Places. Its mission is to preserve the heritage and traditions of rural life in Maine’s past, celebrate the achievements of Livermore’s Washburn family and use living history methods to make the values, activities, and issues of the past relevant to present and future generations.

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