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July 2017

Don Justin Meserve Sculpture Raffle

July 21 - August 21

CLEAT, Winter Harbor, Maine by Don Justin Meserve 1938 - 2010, Created during the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium Best known for artworks carved in granite and basalt, Don Justin Meserve (1938 - 2010) loved to demonstrate sculpting methods, particularly at the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium where he completed a massive installation piece for the waterfront at Winter Harbor and at the J.C. Stone Symposium in 2010. A teacher at heart, Don nurtured many protégés and influenced a generation of Maine…

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August 2017

Maine Coast Stone Symposium

August 1 - August 31

From granite for some of the country’s most significant public buildings to slate for roof tiles, commercial quarrying and stone working has thrived in Maine since around 1800. The sector’s evolution affected transportation by both sea and rail, while technological advances changed the industry in significant ways. Today, Maine stone artists and artisans still use many traditional techniques to create everything from garden benches to world-renowned public architecture. Join us in August 2017 for a month-long celebration of the history,…

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EXHIBIT Built with Stone: The Story of Granite, Slate, and Limestone in Maine

August 1 - August 31

A black and white photograph showing men in a narrow shaft of rock at the Maine Slate Company of Monson some time after the opening of the quarry in 1903. University of Maine, Fogler Library This exhibit is part of the month-long Maine Coast Stone Symposium hosted by Boothbay Railway Village during the month of August.  Maine stone is part of our cultural heritage.  As America expanded across the continent in the late 1800s and early 1900s, one third of…

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Tour Dragon Cement Plant in Thomaston

August 21

Dragon Products is the last Thomaston operation to quarry limestone and the only remaining large cement production facility in New England. They quarry about 700,000 tons of limestone per year. The famous “Lime Coast” runs from Thomaston to Lincolnville, Maine and is an important part of local history.  In 1836 Thomaston was the biggest producer of lime in the United States.  By 1890 over 3,000 men worked directly or indirectly in the lime trade and over 200 schooners were involved…

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Symposium Gala Celebration for the Artists

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us on the final night of the artists' residencies to celebrate their work. Guest will be among the first to see the completed works and have the opportunity to visit with the artists in person.  This elegant evening will be catered by Stone Cove Catering and features cocktails made with Split Rock Distillery spirits, Boothbay Craft Brewery beers, and an oyster bar featuring Glidden Point Oysters. Live music. The winners of the Don Justin Meserve sculpture raffle will also…

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Making Stone Leaves Demonstration with Obie Buell

August 22 - August 23

  On August 22 and 23, Obie Buell will be demonstrating making stone leaves using upcycled offcuts from the local stone industry here at the Museum as part of the Maine Coast Stone Symposium. You'll find him near the 1847 Boothbay Town Hall and the Spruce Point Chapel between 10 - 4 both days. Obadiah Bourne Buell is a self-taught craftsman working primarily with stone. Homeschooled by the Waldorf method on the family quarry where he was born in Sullivan,…

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Art and Architecture of Stone

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Courtesy Knickerbocker Group Join us for a conversation with artisans, designers and contractors about the art and architecture of stone. Using photographs and artistic renderings as a guide, “Art and Architecture of Stone” will be an open discussion between Rick Nelson, a Maine licensed architect, Arek Galle, a landscape architect, and Dan Ucci, a stone mason/artist.  Rick, Arek and Dan often collaborate on Knickerbocker Group projects that entail incorporating stone design elements, or adapting to existing stone conditions, into the…

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Let’s Make a Nail Keg! CLASS SOLD OUT

August 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ed Lutjens of Portland Barrel Company Barrel-making is in great demand today in Maine.  In this hands-on workshop and demonstration of the coopering process students will create their own nail keg, small wooden barrel, using traditional tools.  Students will learn basic coopering skills and process as well as the rich and ancient history of barrel making.  Teacher Ed Lutjens is the founder of Portland Barrel Company, and makes new barrels from locally sourced white oak, for the aging of spirits.…

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September 2017

Maine’s Pumpkin Trail

September 1 - October 31

Squashbucklers, fall foliage seekers and artists young and old: make your way to the Mid-coast for Maine’s Pumpkin Trail! From Labor Day through October, celebrate the arts, history and giant fruit with the Maine Maritime Museum, Farnsworth Art Museum, Boothbay Railway Village and Damariscotta Pumpkinfest and Regatta. Maine's Pumpkin Trail covers 50 miles of Maine’s most charming coastline and features cruises, train rides, giant racing pumpkinboats, parades, street art, flying & smashing pumpkins, and events for the entire family! All…

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Vintage Toy & Model Train Show

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Take a trip down memory lane as we celebrate early toys and model trains. Whether it's Lionel trains, pedal cars, porcelain dolls, tin wind-ups, or an early board game we invite you to share your collection at this show inside the 1847 Boothbay Town Hall on the Museum's campus. The show is free for Museum Members and included with admission for all others. Other special activities just for this event day include rail fan fun with SR&RL Model T Inspection…

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