The Waldoboro Recreation Department is sponsoring a bus trip for senior citizens to the Norlands Living History Center in Livermore and the Monmouth Museum on Thursday, Sept. 15. Participants will depart the Waldoboro VFW on Mill Street at 8 a.m. via motorcoach and will return at approximately 5 p.m.

The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center is a living museum and working farmstead operating under methods of the 1800s. The entire estate has been preserved to maintain its original splendor created by the Washburn family, one of the great political and industrial dynasties of the 19th century. There are five original buildings including the mansion, library, school house, meeting house and carriage house.

The Monmouth Museum houses a variety of artifacts pertaining to local and regional Maine history. The complex provides a look at life in 19th-century rural Maine. There are re-created exhibits and buildings to see including a blacksmith shop, blossom house, stencil shop, carriage house, country store/gift shop, freight shed corn crib and cobbler’s shop.

Participants are asked to pack a picnic lunch. Ample time will be available to eat following the visit to Norlands.

Cost for Waldoboro residents is $15 to help defray program costs.

Residents of other communities are invited to participate on a space available basis. A $35 non-resident fee applies. Space is limited to 56 passengers. Payment may be dropped off at the Recreation Department or mailed to Waldoboro Recreation Department, P.O. Box J, Waldoboro, ME 04572. Paid registrations will guarantee seating.

To register or for more information, please contact Kyle at the Waldoboro Recreation Department at 832-5369 (x308).