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September 2017

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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Blacksmithing Class

September 12

Learn the basics of blacksmithing at the Boothbay Railway Village forge with Jim Kearney. 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 in galleries across the country. Register for the morning class, 9 am to noon, or the afternoon class, 1 pm to 4 pm. Fee:…

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Rails of War: Supplying the Americans and Their Allies in China-Burma-India, Illustrated Talk

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Author Steven James Hantzis will give an illustrated talk about the harrowing circumstances faced by the brave GI railroaders in India during World War II.  In a theater of war long forgotten and barely even known at the time, the author’s father, James Harry Hantzis, and his fellow soldiers labored at a thankless task under oppressive conditions. Nonetheless without the men of the 721st Railway Operating Battalion the Allied forces would have been defeated in the China-Burma-India conflict in World…

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Family Harvest Days

September 30 @ 10:00 am - October 1 @ 4:00 pm

Special thank you to our event sponsor, Flagship Inn & Suites The Boothbay Railway Village invites families to celebrate the bounty of autumn at an old-fashioned, family-friendly festival on Saturday & Sunday, September 30 & October 1. Perfect for families who want an alternative to the big fairs and commercial midways, there will be a working blacksmith and other traditional artists, barrel train rides, farm animals and much more. Watch a butter churning demonstration and then taste the fresh butter…

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October 2017

50th Annual Fall Foliage Festival

October 7 @ 9:00 am - October 9 @ 4:00 pm

It's our 50th Anniversary and we wanted to do something monumental to mark the occasion - so we are adding a day! This year for the first time ever Fall Foliage Festival will continue through Monday. 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…

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December 2017

North Pole Express

December 9 @ 11:00 am - December 17 @ 2:45 pm

Photo Credit: Steve Yenco, Mainly Maine Photography On Saturdays and Sundays, December 9, 10, 16, & 17 the Boothbay Railway Village will be running the “North Pole Express!" Departure times and other event details will be announced later this year. While in Boothbay be sure to check out these other seasonal celebrations: Saturday & Sunday, December 1 - 2 Boothbay Region Garden Club Festival of Trees Saturday, December 2 32nd Annual Harbor Lights Festival featuring the lighted boat parade! TBD…

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