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August 2018

Outboard History Talks: Evinrude 1908-1934 – The Ole and Bess Years

August 7 @ 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 7, Larry will discuss the early days of Evinrude Outboard Motors. After the talk, Larry will offer a guided tour of the Stevenson Outboard Collection. The Evinrude story continues on August 14! An early ad by Bess Evinrude. It was a big hit! Ole Evinrude was born in Norway in 1877 and immigrated to the United…

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Maine Stone Working Weekend

August 11 @ 10:00 am - August 12 @ 4:00 pm

Obie Buell will be joined by many other Guild members demonstrating during Maine Stone Working Weekend. The Boothbay Railway Village continues its partnership with the Maine Stone Workers Guild with a weekend dedicated to the artists and artisans, past and present, that take stone from the earth and create art, architecture, landscape and more.  The weekend, August 11 & 12, sets the stage for the second biannual Maine Coast Stone Symposium coming up in August 2019. Guild members will be…

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3-D Weaving Workshop with Susan Perrine

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn to weave around three dimensional objects. We’ll create a small satchel or carry-all from beautiful hand-dyed yarn. A nylon paracord handle, fabric lining, and button closure will embellish your weaving and allow your carry-all to hold your phone and ID. You’ll leave with the skills to experiment weaving around other objects, creating unique forms. All materials included. Your materials kit includes gorgeous handmade fibers and fabrics. Susan Perrine is a diverse fiber artist. She constructs introspective textiles ranging from…

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Blacksmithing Workshop with Jim Kearney

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn the basics of blacksmithing at the Boothbay Railway Village forge with Jim Kearney. Both a morning and an afternoon workshop are available! Beginner 9am-12pm Beginner 1pm-4pm (SOLD OUT) 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. Fee: $90 BRV Members,…

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Outboard History Talks: Evinrude 1935-1965 – The Ralph Years

August 14 @ 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 14, Larry will discuss the second generation of the Evinrude family's contributions to outboard motors. After the talk, Larry will offer a guided tour of the Stevenson Outboard Collection. In 1929, Ole Evinrude and Stephen Briggs formed the Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) by merging Ole and Bess' second company, Elto, with several others. In 1934, after…

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Soft Stone Carving with Anne Alexander

August 18

Learn how to carve soft stone using rasps, files and chisels to create a necklace pendant in this lustrous media. In just two hours you'll create a piece ready to wear and a memory to hold on to forever. Your class will be taught by artist Anne Alexander. Anne is a sculptor and art teacher. She works in the mediums of clay and stone and wood. Her sculpture is exhibited in both galleries and exterior sited sculpture exhibits in Maine…

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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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