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April 2017

Volunteer Work Days

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kevin Bowler and Sarah Strouss shopped, designed, planted and cared for our flower boxes and planters all season long during 2016. Two work days are scheduled to help get the Museum ready for Opening Day on May 27. The first work day will be on Saturday, April 29. Participants can assist with either cleaning and stocking the Museum Store or they can pitch in with work around the grounds like racking leaves, picking up sticks,…

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May 2017

Exhibit: Lincoln County Through Eastern’s Eye

May 27 - June 29

From 1909 to 1947 photographers traveled across Maine in Model Ts shooting scenes of small towns and rural life.  They worked for Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company in Belfast, Maine, making postcards during the craze at the turn of the 20th century when an estimated 200 to 300 billion postcards were produced and mailed world-wide.  But the photographers for Eastern Illustrated shot scenes which had often been overlooked by larger postcard companies, and they created a highly personal and intimate…

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June 2017

Family Free FUR All!

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

For many a family isn’t complete without a furry, four-legged addition. Family Free FUR All! is a day full with activities designed specifically for families including the opportunity to perhaps meet your newest companion. There will be games and activities just for kids including the popular barrel train ride, dog training demos, vendors of locally made pet products, adoptable dogs & puppies from many area rescue groups, and much more. Anyone who brings a donation of dog food or an…

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Illustrated Talk: Lincoln County Through Eastern’s Eye

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Penobscot Marine Museum photo archivist Kevin Johnson will present an illustrated talk on the Belfast, Maine postcard company Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, and share additional photos of Lincoln County from the museum's collection. From 1909 and 1947 photographers from Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company traveled across Maine in Model Ts shooting scenes of small towns and rural life to make into postcards.  They shot scenes which had often been overlooked by larger postcard companies creating a highly personal and…

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July 2017

Antique Engine Meet

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

On Saturday, July 1 the Boothbay Railway Village will host a meet of antique engines and other early mechanical devises in partnership with the Maine Antique Power Association (MAPA). Engine buffs and lovers of all things mechanical will enjoy this opportunity to see “one lungers” and other early gasoline, diesel and steam engines operate and to learn about them first-hand from their passionate owners. Invitations have also been extended to members of the Antique Outboard Motor Club’s Pine Tree Chapter…

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13th Annual Books in Boothbay: Maine’s Summer Book Fair

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Meet more than 35 of Maine's best writers, adult and children's authors, including international, national and State award winners. Purchase new titles for your collection, enjoy readings and talks by your favorite Maine authors, and much more. Watch the event's official blog for details about all the authors attending this year's event. Admission to the book fair and readings are free. If you'd like to visit the Museum and enjoy a steam train ride you are invited to purchase admission…

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53rd Annual Antique Auto Days

July 15 @ 10:00 am - July 16 @ 2:00 pm

Special thanks to our event sponsor Cottage Connections, offering a wide variety of vacation rentals in Midcoast Maine. See dozens of classic, vintage, antique, hot rods, muscle cars and much more all parked on the Village Green. It's a true all makes and models show in partnership with the Maine Obsolete Auto League! A Swap Meet & Flea Market will offer collectors a chance to scoop up a deal. Sunday afternoon parade through downtown Boothbay…

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Rails, Tails & Ales: The Midcoast Craft Beer Festival

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Visitors will enjoy great craft beer from Maine breweries, an outdoor car show, plus a family-friendly setting including steam train rides. Imagine a collection of historic Maine buildings surrounding a large, green lawn (the Village Green) filled with classic, vintage, antique, hot rods, muscle cars and much more. The Brewer’s tables, instead of being stuffed inside a tent, will be spread throughout Museum buildings surrounding the lawn like the livery stable and historic town hall. There will be a people’s…

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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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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…

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