Explore our Maine 200+1 exhibit and then follow the tour to some of the Railway Village’s oldest treasures.” Our Maine 200+1 Bicentennial Exhibit is an effort in collaboration between the Railway Village Museum and other local historic institutions including museums and historical societies. The exhibit features artifacts from the Railway Village collection as well as those on loan from our partners representing individuals and families who contributed to the fabric of our state’s past 200 years.
This celebratory exhibit has been in the construction stage for several months; and will be on display at the museum from July 3rd to August 1st. Led by the museum’s Director of Curation and Education, Dr. Whitney Lytle, the exhibit is a collaboration between the Railway Village Museum and other statewide historic institutions. The exhibit features artifacts from the Railway Village collection, as well as those on loan from partners, representing individuals and families who contributed to the fabric of our state’s past 200 years.
Our eclectic collection of objects can also be experienced as part of the Railway Village’s new virtual tour app. While on the grounds or at home, you can use your phone to tour our exhibit and our oldest treasures across the museum’s campus. During your visit you will encounter a representation of mid-century Maine village life including historic structures from around the state like train stations, steam and diesel engine trains, town hall, chapel and a traditional New England homestead and barn. Other structures include a one room schoolhouse, fire station, general store, hardware store, model railroad, and an antique auto museum. All structures are fully accessible and filled with Maine history! Funded in part by a grant from Maine 200 Bicentennial Commission
Maine 200 Exhibit funded in part by Maine Bicentennial Commission