Boothbay Railway Village presents a Free Presentation
Saturday, February 22, 1:30PM
Free Speakers’ Program at the Boothbay Railway Village
On Saturday February 22 at 1:30PM the Boothbay Railway Village will host its second in a series of speaker programs for this year. Admission is free to all for this most interesting discussion entitled “Early Gas Engines, Their Use and Impact”
The museum has produced these historic talks covering a variety of topics during the winter season and they have been well received. In an effort to highlight the history of Maine these talks are meant to discuss the impact of such things as roads, shipping, railroading, etc.
The museum’s executive director, Bob Ryan, will be offering a presentation on the operation, a brief history and the impact of the internal combustion engine on our past, present and future. Ryan has been fascinated with these early devices for many years, being a charter member of the Maine Antique Power Association a group dedicated to preserving and demonstrating such machines.
The presentation will explore, in an entertaining and informative way, the development and uses of these early engines on the farm and factory. A highlight of the talk will be a demonstration and actual operation of one of these “one lungers” at the close of the talk.
Come join us for this free presentation and learn a bit more about the State of Maine and its very unique history.
For more information please contact the Boothbay Railway Village at 633-4727 Route 27, Boothbay Maine 04537.