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August 2018

Outboard History Talks: Johnson 1922-1965 – Amazing Innovation

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join outboard motor historian Larry Stevenson every Tuesday evening in August as he presents highlights and history from the Stevenson Outboard Collection. On August 21, Larry will discuss the Johnson Motor Company, an early competitor of Evinrude Outboard Motors. After the talk, Larry will offer a guided tour of the Stevenson Outboard Collection. The genius and partnership of the four Johnson brothers epitomize American mechanical innovation in the first half of the 20th century. The brothers began building inboard marine…

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Blacksmithing Workshop with Jim Kearney

August 24

Learn the basics of blacksmithing at the Boothbay Railway Village forge with Jim Kearney. Both a morning and afternoon workshop are available! Both workshops are intended for beginner students. An intermediate class is available on October 13 at 9am for those looking to expand upon prior blacksmithing experience. Morning, 9am-12pm OR Afternoon, 1pm-4pm Jim Kearney has been blacksmithing since 1976.  He has studied smithing in Ireland and Germany. Jim has forged everything from rigging hardware for sailing vessels to fine…

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Outboard History Talks: Kiekhaefer Mercury 1936-1965 – Tenacity and Brilliance

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join outboard motor historian Larry Stevenson every Tuesday evening in August as he presents highlights and history from the Stevenson Outboard Collection. On August 28, Larry will discuss Kiekhaefer Mercurcy Marine. After the talk, Larry will offer a guided tour of the Stevenson Outboard Collection. There is no more intriguing story in American corporate history than that of Elmer Carl Kiekhaefer and the creation and growth of Kiekhaefer Mercury Marine.  Kiekhaefer left his rural Wisconsin home behind to study electrical…

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September 2018

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, VisitFreeport, Boothbay Railway Village and Damariscotta Pumpkinfest and Regatta. Maine's Pumpkin Trail covers 40 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 aboard for…

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Blacksmithing Workshop with Jim Kearney

September 15

Learn the basics of blacksmithing at the Boothbay Railway Village forge with Jim Kearney. Both a morning and afternoon workshop are available! Both workshops are intended for beginner students. An intermediate class is available on October 13 at 9am for those looking to expand upon prior blacksmithing experience. Morning, 9am-12pm OR Afternoon, 1pm-4pm Jim Kearney has been blacksmithing since 1976.  He has studied smithing in Ireland and Germany. Jim has forged everything from rigging hardware for sailing vessels to fine…

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Boothbay Food + Music Festival

September 20 - September 22

The Museum is honored to have been invited to host 3 of the 4 events for the inaugural Boothbay Food & Music Festival this September. We are one of four regional non-profits that will benefit from this new community event featuring the Claw Down lobster bite contest, a Family Fun Fest & Music Festival all featuring Maine's best food, drink & entertainment. Learn more on the Festival website.

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Family Harvest Days

September 29 @ 10:00 am - September 30 @ 4:00 pm

Celebrate the bounty of autumn at this old-fashioned, family-friendly festival with traditional cooking demonstrations (and tastings!), farm animals, butter churning, antique tractors, a pumpkin hayride and much more. Family Harvest Days is just one stop along Maine's Pumpkin Trail, a partnership celebrating history, art and giant fruit along 40 miles of what we think is Maine's most beautiful coastline! Follow Maine's Pumpkin Trail on Facebook to discover great ways to celebrate fall with friends and family of all ages. Admission…

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October 2018

51st Annual Fall Foliage Festival

October 6 @ 9:00 am - October 8 @ 4:00 pm

Every Columbus Day Weekend the Museum's Village Green welcomes dozens of vendors of handmade items and fabulous food along with a wide variety of live entertainment. The sound of the train's steam whistle resonating throughout the crisp fall air reminds guests that this is not your typical craft show. The beautiful crafts are center stage on the Village Green surrounded by the historic buildings and structures of the Boothbay Railway Village.  Rides on the narrow gauge steam train and the…

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Blacksmithing Workshop with Jim Kearney

October 13

Learn the basics of blacksmithing at the Boothbay Railway Village forge with Jim Kearney. Both a morning intermediate workshop and an afternoon beginner workshop are available! Intermediate students should have some prior blacksmithing experience. Intermediate 9am-12pm Beginner 1pm-4pm Jim Kearney has been blacksmithing since 1976.  He has studied smithing in Ireland and Germany. Jim has forged everything from rigging hardware for sailing vessels to fine architectural hardware. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. and…

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Ghost Train

October 26 @ 4:30 pm - October 27 @ 8:00 pm

On Friday & Saturday, October 26 & 27 the Boothbay Railway Village will once again be cloaked in mystical moonlight and creepy candlelight for the Ghost Train. Just once a year the ghouls and goblins come out to haunt the otherwise peaceful Boothbay Railway Village. Passengers will journey through enchanted cemeteries, see zombies and other ghastly things, hear the calls of strange beasts and experience other unimaginable apparitions. Unsuspecting visitors must enter the haunted station to board the Ghost Train, if…

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