Lillian Nordica signature

Nordica Memorial Association

The Nordica Memorial Association in the 1950s.
Gathering of members for dinner in the Norton barn

Founded in 1927, this Farmington-based organization is dedicated to preserving the memory of Lillian Nordica. The association maintains the Nordica Homestead Museum and promotes educational outreach, including an annual scholarship to a student of singing in Maine.


Mission Statement

Our Mission is to preserve and perpetuate the historic and cultural legacy of Madam Lillian Nordica, her birthplace and collections, and to make relevant her many contributions to opera, women’s rights and the world through interactive educational outreach.


Wish List

Much needed repairs and restorations in the Nordica Homestead Museum will soon appear as a "Wish List" on this site. People who wish to donate to a specific need may do so, and a plaque in their honor will be displayed by the object in the museum.


Nordica Day

On August 17, 1911, Lillian Nordica performed in her hometown of Farmington for the last time in the auditorium that now bears her name. August 17 was later designated as "Nordica Day" in 1972 by Maine's Governor Curtis.

The Nordica Memorial Association awards an annual scholarship to a student in Maine who aspires to a career in classical singing. The winner of the Nordica Scholarship performs on Nordica Day in Farmington. The most recent winner is Christopher Garrepy.


Newspaper article from 1972



Help support our efforts and become a member.


Annual Dues—$10

Lifetime Membership—$300


Mail to: Nordica Memoral Association

          116 Nordica Lane

          Farmington, ME 04938


Board of Directors


President – Tom Sawyer

Vice President – Jeff Wright

Secretary – Valerie Huebner

Treasurer – Cindy Wright



Donna Bogardus

Valerie Huebner

Richard Morton

Sarah Sloane


The Board of Directors can be notified by contacting the Nordica Homestead Museum at 778-2042 or



The Nordica Association is a 501-C3 organization. Read the bylaws.



Visit the Nordica Homestead Museum—June 1st–September 15th—Tuesday–Sunday 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

116 Nordica Lane—Farmington, ME—207-778-2042