LIVERMORE (NEWS CENTER Maine) -- Maine's towns run rich with history; often preserved in libraries or historical societies. There's a farm in Livermore that has kept it's history alive and well, though, through costumed interpretations.

Visitors are encouraged to take part in the chores of the 1800's at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center.

Volunteers like Lucille Lavoie show visitors how to bake from scratch, using only a wood stove and tools from the early days.

"I want them to be surprised at how interesting it is, and how poor people were, and how hard they had to work," said interpreter, Willi Boothby Irish. "We try to impress on them frugality like, you don't throw things away until you wore it out."

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