Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Past Events

Events List Navigation

August 2017

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.…

Find out more »
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…

Find out more »

Vintage Toy & Model Train Show

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

(Please note: two of our vendors have cancelled. There will be some early model trains on display but there are no retailers participating. We don't want anyone to be disappointed!) 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…

Find out more »

Blacksmithing Class – SOLD OUT

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:…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

Vintage Lincolns Visit

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Two antique Lincoln clubs, the Road Race Lincoln Register (RRLR) which recognizes primarily the early 1950’s Lincolns which dominated the Pan-American endurance races during that era, and the New England Region of the Lincoln & Continental Owners Club (LCOC) will be making a tour stop at the Museum on Saturday, September 23. An interesting array of antique & vintage Lincolns including some Zephyrs and early Continentals will be parked on the Museum’s Village Green from 10 am -  2 pm…

Find out more »

Family Harvest Days

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

CELEBRATE FALL WITH US!  Music, sheepdog demonstrations, butter churning, cider pressing, hayrides, blacksmith, weaving, spinning, and lace-making demonstrations, pumpkin decorating and more! This year Castlebay, the music duo whose performances of Celtic and Maine music combine rousing dance tunes with the magical world of tall tales, will perform at 1:00 pm on Saturday.  Throughout the day on Sunday, Two Coves Farm of Harpswell will give sheep dog demonstrations.  On both Saturday and Sunday White's Farm of Winterport will be selling…

Find out more »
October 2017

How We Traveled From Boston to Boothbay, 1850 to 1950

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Maine Central Ferry Hercules moving passenger train coaches across the Kennebec between Bath and Woolwich between 1892 and 1910 What was it like to travel long distances by sail or steam in the 1850s?  How did the experience of traveling change with the advent of the automobile but before roads were widely paved?  When were the bridges built which made the journey up the coast easier by car?  First came paddle wheel steamboats, then the railroad which competed with the…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

Ghost Train

October 27 @ 4:30 pm - October 28 @ 8:00 pm

Board the Ghost Train if you dare! On Friday & Saturday, October 27 & 28 the Boothbay Railway Village will once again be cloaked in mystical moonlight and creepy candlelight for the Ghost Train. Totally reimagined by a new, all-volunteer committee, the Ghost Train will now have some new features. 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,…

Find out more »
+ Export Events