With the uncertainty of the State of Maine “phased opening” we are planning the opening of the Museum on May 28th, 2021 of Memorial Day week-end. Please check back often for any changes to the schedule which might occur and follow the Patten Museum page on Facebook.
2021 Tentative Schedule
Opening for the 58th season
May 28, 29, 30 and 31st.
June 4-27th, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only.
JULY 2-OCTOBER 11: Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Closed Mondays except Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day
With regret, the board of directors as made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Fiddlers and Fiddleheads Fest due to the uncertain nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to bringing you an even bigger and better festival in 2022!
Annual Bean Hole Bean Dinner
August 13, 2021
Come by the Museum at noon Friday, August 13, 2021 to watch the process of preparing the pots of beans for the bean Dinner. The men will be build the fires in the bean holes, hang the pots of beans over the fire to parboil, season the beans and finally place them on the bed of coals and cover them for their overnight baking.
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Annual Bean-Hole Bean Dinner 11:00-4:00
Always the second Saturday in August
Bean-hole baked beans like the river drivers used to do it
Maine’s own “red” hot dogs
Bake-well Cream Biscuits made and baked by the open fire
Gingerbread made by our own local ladies
Coffee boiled over the open fire- yes, if you wait til the end of the day, you can stand a spoon up in it!
Wagon rides with John and Linda Boyce, Champ, and Cherry
Music by the RFD Band
Blacksmithing demonstrations- try your hand at it!
Wood turning demonstrations- watch a bowl be “turned” from a burl off a tree
Meet Authors such as Randy Probert- author of many books depicting his stories of his days as a local game warden
Monday, October 11, 2021
Patten Lumbermen’s Museum closes for the season!
Thursday, December 3, 2021
5:00-7:00 Annual Pot Luck Dinner
Bring a dish and join us!
Corporate Meeting 6:00 Board of Director’s meeting to follow