In honor of Maine’s 201st Birthday, the Railway Village Museum will offer free admission on Saturday July 3rd from 10a-5p. ‘Olde Village Day’ will feature a fun filled day of festivities for the entire family, old fashion style.
Festivities will include standard favorites; train rides, hands- on exploration, and dozens of exhibits throughout the 35 -acre property, as well as new features this year, a virtual touring app, and the Iron Horse Antiques and General Store which made its debut over Memorial Day Weekend. Olde Village Day activities will include food, and beverages for all ages (purchase required), live music, a vintage and artisan market, lawn games, a scavenger hunt, an antique engine rally, and the opening of the 200(+1) Bicentennial Exhibit. 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.
The event will also feature several of our wonderful local non profit organizations, who will be offering attendees a variety of fun reasons to visit their booths. Action For Animals Maine will offer dog nail trimming (YES, well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome at this event), puppy kisses and hair braiding. St. Andrews Auxiliary Thrift Shop will showcase some of their eclectic inventory for shopping enthusiasts. The little ones can ‘go fishing’ at The Eastside Waterfront Park booth as they learn more about the future community park plans! The Boothbay Railway Village Museum will feature Corn Hole games, a 4th of July Scavenger Hunt for the kiddos and great shopping, both in the Antique Store and at their Pop Up Market on the green. The Community Center will feature Croquet! 92 Moose will be broadcasting LIVE from 10a-12. So much family fun!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
10a-5p Food, Bar, Vendors, Maine 200+1 Exhibit, Fun & Games
10-noon Live Broadcast with 92 MOOSE
10:30-1 Blue Hill Brass Band on Stage
1p-3p Doggy Nail trimming with Action for Animals
2p Birthday cake and Sing to Maine! (Sponsored by BBH Hannaford)
2p-5p Double Entendre on Stage
The Railway Village team is inviting local non-profit organizations to participate in this community celebration, as an opportunity to showcase their organization in an interactive and festive format. Participation is free and interested organizations should contact Lori at 207-671-7676.
The event will also feature an artisan and vintage pop -up market and interested vendors can contact Lori for more information 207-671-7676.
This commemorative event was originally planned for Maine’s official 200th birthday in 2020, but Covid-19 had other plans. The BRVM team is excited to finally celebrate this historic milestone with the community. The event is funded in part by a grant from the Maine 200 Bicentennial Commission.
Vendors and participants welcome. Email [email protected] for more information.
Thank you to our Event Sponsors