Crafter Exhibitor Application - Washburn



Crafter Exhibitor Application - Washburn
5 RALLY FOR NORLANDS: CIVIL WAR LIVING HISTORY EVENT | Saturday & Sunday, June 13-14, 2015
Join us for Living History Fun! The deadline to apply is March 20, 2015.
The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore, Maine, is hosting its 5th Rally for Norlands: Civil
War Reenactment Weekend on June 13 and 14, 2015. A significant portion of the event is a Historic Crafters and
Exhibitors Fair, modeled after the “Sanitary Commission” fairs which emerged in the Civil War era as fundraising
bazaars. Sanitary Commissions were organized to bring health supplies and aid to Civil War soldiers.
Our Historic Crafters and Exhibitors Fair is open to artisans of today who handcraft items using 19th-century
traditional materials or methods. Civil War Sutlers who sell period wares and authors of relevant books are also
welcome. If you think your craft might fit the criteria, please contact us – we are flexible.
Individuals, Historical Societies, Museums and other Organizations are also welcome to exhibit and/or
demonstrate antiques, collections, or educational materials to our visitors, if the collection is relevant to the
experiences of people who lived in or before the 1870s.
Exhibits must represent the general Civil War era, but could encompass an earlier time period. We ask that crafters
and exhibitors make an effort to wear reasonable period clothing. Contact us for help and ideas.
Museum and organizational brochures may be displayed, but any items offered for sale must be preapproved. A
required prepaid vendor fee of $35 is required for the weekend. If your application is not approved, the fee will be
This is an opportunity to let the public know about your organization’s or crafts’ connection with America’s history
at one of Maine’s largest Civil War Reenactments. We expect about 200 Civil War reenactors and up to 1500
visitors from across New England and beyond.
All applications are subject to approval. Participating vendors will receive three complimentary weekend passes to
the event. The event will run from 9:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday and 9:00am to 2:00pm on Sunday (tentative
times). All exhibitors will be recognized in a final press release about the event and on the event program.
THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MARCH 20, 2015. To apply, complete and return the application form found
on the next page. You will hear a decision by April 1, 2015.
Please share this announcement with others! Questions? Please call or email the Norlands at 207-897-4366 or
[email protected]
Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore, ME 04253
Phone: 207-897-4366 | Fax: 207-897-4963 | Email: [email protected]
Saturday & Sunday, June 13-14, 2015
Name of Organization: ________________________________________________________________________
Contact Person:______________________________________________________________________________
Mailing Address: _____________________________________________________________________________
Phone: __________________________________ Email: _____________________________________________
Tent Size: ___________________________________________________________________________________
(Vendor must supply own tent, tables and chairs. There is no electricity available)
*Please describe your handcrafted items, exhibit or demonstration and how it fits the time period: (use additional
paper, if needed)
*If you will offer any items for sale, please list and describe how they represent the time period along with general
range of prices:
__ I understand my organization must present an exhibit/demonstration that fits with the 1800’s time period, that staff at the
exhibit/demonstration must wear reasonable period clothing, that the exhibit must be staffed at all times, that the site is closed
to vehicles between 8:00am and 3:00pm Saturday and 8:00am and 2:00pm Sunday, and that I will bring my own tent, table
and chairs. There is no electricity available.
__ I will have items for sale. I understand that I must pay a vendor fee of $35 no later than March 20, 2015 and that items
for sale must be fully described on this application. (If your application is not approved, the fee will be returned)
__ I understand that the Washburn-Norlands Foundation is not liable for damage or theft of my organization’s collections,
equipment or materials brought on site for exhibition/demonstration.
SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT: __________________________________________DATE: _________________
Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore, ME 04253
CHECK ENCLOSED, PAYABLE TO “Washburn-Norlands” (only if you will offer items for sale)
CHARGE MY MasterCard/Visa: No.__________________________________________________________
Expiration Date: ___________________________________________ CVC Code: _____________________
Applications must be received no later than March 20, 2015