Upcoming Events


“Fiddlers and Fiddlehead Fest”

Musicians, Craft Fair, Food Booths, Tours and Silent Auction to benefit the PLM Endowment Fund                  
May 18, Saturday–2019

“Museum open 56th season”

May 24, Friday, 2019

Introduction to
Blacksmith Classes
Instructed by Carroll Bates
June Dates to be Announced

June 16, Sunday, 2019

“Father’s Day”

Free Admission to Museum
for all Fathers!

June 29 , Saturday 2019

“Patten Alumni Dinner”


August 5-11, 2019

“Patten Pioneer Days”

 August 10, Saturday, 2019
“Main Street Parade” 10:00

August 10, Saturday

“Bean Hole Bean Dinner” 11:00-4:00

October 14, Monday, 2019
“Columbus Day”
Closing for the Season

 November 7, Thursday, 2019
Friends and Family
Pot Luck Dinner”

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We rely on your donations; your membership will help preserve Maine history for future generations!
Did you know?
Bean-hole beans were first created by the Penobscot Indians.

2019 “Open for the Season” SCHEDULE
MAY: 24, 25, 26, 27 and 31th 10:00AM – 4:00PM
JUNE: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
JULY 2-OCTOBER 14: Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM Closed Mondays except Memorial day,  Labor Day and Columbus Day


Fiddlers and Fiddlehead Fest

Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:00-5:00

Free Admission

This year’s 6th annual Patten Lumbermen’s Museum Fiddlers Fiddlehead Fest will feature  Belfast Bay Fiddlers as well as other talented musicians to include Katahdin School Band, Hannah Boone, Belfast Bay Fiddlers, Erica Qualey, Dave Putnam, Jeff Hamm with Katahdin Country Band, Hope Rowan, Donna Chase and friends.

From 4:00pm-5:00pm, a combined jam session of all interested musicians will conclude the day’s events. Come join us for a community fun-filled family day to welcome spring to northern Maine.

Silent Auction proceeds and donations will benefit the Patten Lumbermen’s Museum Endowment Fund.

Our Children’s area will include period games such as the Tug of War and Giant Slingshot sponsored by the Katahdin Outdoor Education  and Katahdin After school Program.

Local Non-Profits Organizations provide food options including Fiddlehead Quiche, Chowders, fried fiddleheads, homemade pies , locally made ice cream topped with Maple Syrup, Beans and dogs, and much more.

Many Katahdin Region Artisans will present their unique arts and crafts for sale.

This is a great Community event to get everyone out after the long winter with live music, food , arts and crafts and educational information.

Many thanks to this year’s sponsors who include Emera , Katahdin Valley Health Center ,  Katahdin Trust , Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters, and Case Professional Resources LLC as well as our many Friends of the Museum, musicians and our volunteers!

Friday, May 25, 2018
Patten Lumbermen’s Museum opens for its 56th season.


Sunday, June 16, 2019 Father’s Day: Free admission for all dads!

Saturday, June 29, 2019 Patten Academy Alumni Dinner



Thursday August 8th, 2019 6:00pm-9:00pm

“Evening at the Museum” Stories, S’mores and Stars

Saturday, August 10th, 2019
Annual Bean-Hole Bean Dinner

Always the second Saturday in August
Bean-hole baked beans like the river drivers used to do it
Maine’s own “red” hot dogs
Biscuits made and baked by the 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
Children’s games
Crafters’ tables



Monday, October 14, 2019
Patten Lumbermen’s Museum closes for the season!

Haunting at the Museum- Date to be announced


Thursday, November 7, 2019, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Annual Pot Luck Dinner

Bring a dish and join us!

The Patten Lumbermen’s Museum | 61 Shin Pond Road | Patten, ME 04765 | (207)528-2650

Contact us:

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