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November 2018

Celebrate Fly Rod Crosby: The Woman Who Marketed Maine

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In this illustrated talk, distinguished speakers Julia A. Hunter and Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. will present two unique perspectives from their 2003 book Fly Rod Crosby: The Woman Who Marketed Maine. In their own words, "Cornelia 'Fly Rod' Crosby (1854-1946) stood six feet tall, was the first woman to legally shoot a caribou in Maine, held the first Maine Guide license issued, caught 200 trout in one day (she was an early advocate of catch-and-release)…was friends with Annie Oakley, and…

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Model Train Village at L.L. Bean’s Northern Lights Celebration

November 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - January 1, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
LL Bean, 95 Main Street
Freeport, ME United States
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For the third year, the volunteers of the Boothbay Railway Village have designed and constructed a model train village for the L.L. Bean Flagship Store in Freeport. The layout is located on the second floor inside the Children’s Department and will be operating from 9 am – 9 pm daily from just before Thanksgiving through New Year’s. The layout highlights the historic connection between the Museum and L.L. Bean. Museum volunteer, George Barrett, spent hundreds of hours constructing an exact…

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December 2018

North Pole Express

December 8 - December 23

    On Saturdays and Sundays, December 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23 the Boothbay Railway Village will be running the “North Pole Express!" Departures will be at 11, 12, 1, 2, & 3 each day plus a trip at 4 on Sundays only. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended to avoid disappointment or long waits. Advance sales are open to Museum Members (call the Museum to verify your membership is current and get the access code!), general…

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Candlelight & Cocktails on Rails

December 8 - December 22

    Candlelight & Cocktails on Rails is presented in partnership with Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery located in Union, Maine. All of the wine & spirits served will feature Sweetgrass products. Candlelight & Cocktails on the Rails is perfect for a date night or a girlfriend’s night out with a vintage twist. Step back to a simpler time when the soft glow of candles and lanterns lit the villages and towns all along the coast of Maine at the holidays.…

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August 2019

Maine Coast Stone Symposium

August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019

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. This ongoing project investigates the historical ties between technology, industry and the…

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