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November 2018

CANCELED: Makers Day: Felted Ornaments & Hand Printed Cards

November 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Update: We are sorry to report that Makers Day has been canceled due to low enrollment. We hope you'll join us for future hands-on arts experiences! On November 10 we start getting into the holiday spirit! We'll open the doors of the historic 1847 Boothbay Town Hall for two hands-on art classes, part of our ongoing series Primer: Lessons with Experts and Masters. Come down and create one-of-a-kind keepsakes and greeting cards under the tutelage of artists Susan Perrine and…

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Celebrate Fly Rod Crosby: The Woman Who Marketed Maine

November 17, 2018 @ 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, 2018 - December 23, 2018

    TICKETS AVAILABLE - due to high demand, we have added a 4:00 PM train on Saturday, December 22 !  On Saturdays and Sundays, December 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd & 23rd the Boothbay Railway Village will be running the “North Pole Express!" Departures will be at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm with a 4:00 pm on Sundays. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended to avoid disappointment or long waits. Advance sales…

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June 2019

Dog Day Rescue

June 8

DOG RESCUE DAY | Free Admission with Dog Food Contributions | Train Rides $5 PP | A day of activities designed specifically for families, including opportunities to perhaps meet new family members, the furry, four-footed kind. Kids games and activities, 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. Admission to the Museum is by ticket – but – entry is waived…

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Fathers Day Train

June 16

FATHERS DAY TRAIN | Regular Admissions Applies I Dad rides train free with child It’s another great day at the Village – but with a special twist. It’s Father’s Day! So lucky dads ride the train for free – simply because they are great dads!

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Cars & Coffee

June 30 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

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July 2019

Engine Day @ The Village

July 6

For those who appreciate all things mechanical, the Railway Village once again partners with the Maine Antique Power Association (MAPA) to showcase the passion they share: their dedication to preserving America’s mechanical past to better help understand the future. Engine buffs and lovers of all things mechanical will enjoy this opportunity to see early gasoline, diesel and steam engines operate and to learn about them first-hand from their passionate owners.

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Auto Days

July 20 - July 21

Over two days at the 55th Annual Antique Auto Days, the Maine Obsolete Auto League (MOALS) offer car lovers their dream event: the opportunity to revel in the dozens of classic, vintage, antique, hot rods, muscle cars and much more all parked on the Village Green at the Boothbay Railway Village – and to top it off, car lovers  have the opportunity on July 20 to buy passports ($35 per person) to participate in the one-day event, Rails, Tails &…

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Rails, Tails & Ales

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

| $35 | Passport to All Participating Brewers Enjoy great craft beer from Maine breweries, an outdoor vintage car show, plus a family-friendly setting including steam train rides and a Village Green filled with classic, vintage, antique, hot rods, muscle cars and much more - on the great Midcoast of Maine. Brewers & Others : Alna Hopyard and Farm | Bath Brewing Company | Boothbay Brewery | Flight Deck Brewing | Footbridge Brewery | Funky Bow Brewing Company | Maine…

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