The Patten Lumbermen’s Museum, with a unanimous vote of it’s Board of Directors, was Incorporated in January 1963 as a non-profit 501c3 Corporation

Plans are underway for the opening of the Patten Lumbermen’s Museum on Friday, May 27th, 2024 of Memorial Day week-end.

We are open on all Monday holidays, including May 27th, Memorial Day, September 2th, Labor Day and October 14th, Columbus Day/Indigenous People Day.

May and June: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00-4:00.

July, August, September: 6 days a week, Tuesday through Sunday. Closed on all Mondays unless it’s a holiday.

Please check back often for any changes to the schedule which might occur and follow the Patten Museum page on Facebook.

Fiddlers and Fiddlehead Festival: Saturday, May 18th – 11:00-4:00

Annual Bean Hole Bean Dinner: Saturday, August 10th, 11:00-3:00

Father’s Day- Free admission for Fathers: Sunday, June 16th – 10:00-4:00

Open for Visitors:

May 24, 25, 26, 27th and the 31st 10:00-4:00

June 1st-30th, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 10:00-4:00

July 2nd through October 14th: Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Closed Mondays except Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day/Indigenous People Day

Annual Fiddlers and Fiddlehead Festival

Annual Bean Hole Bean Dinner

Preparations for the Bean Dinner: Friday, August 9, 2024

Come by the Museum at noon Friday, August 9th, 2024 to watch the process of preparing the pots of beans for the bean Dinner. The men will be building the fires in the bean holes, positioning the pots of beans over the fire to parboil, season the beans with salt pork, onions, molasses and spices. Finally, the men will lower the pots onto the bed of hot coals, cover them in the ground for their overnight baking.

Annual Bean Hole Bean Dinner: Saturday August 10th: 11:00-3:00

Always the second Saturday in August
Bean-hole baked beans like the river drivers used to do it
Maine’s own “red” hot dogs
Maine’s “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
Blacksmithing demonstrations- try your hand at it!
Wood turning demonstrations- watch a bowl be “turned” from a burl off a tree
Children’s games
Crafters’ tables

Monday, October 14, 2024
Patten Lumbermen’s Museum closes for the season!

Board of Directors Meetings: 1st Thursday of each month 6:00pm Corporate Meeting: 1st Thursday in December, followed by monthly Board of Directors meeting