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September 2018

Blacksmithing Workshop with Jim Kearney

September 15, 2018

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, 2018 - September 22, 2018

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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Oregon Trail Travels with Nick Buck

September 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join adventurer Nick Buck for an illustrated talk recounting his experience traveling the Oregon Trail. In the spring of 2011, Nick, along with his brother Rinker, and canine companion Olive Oyl set off from St. Joseph, Missouri to traverse the 2,000 mile Oregon Trail. Traveling in a covered wagon with the help of three mules, they arrived in Baker City, Oregon a little over three months later. Nick, a captivating speaker "entertaining as all get-out", will share the ups and…

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Family Harvest Days

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - September 30, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

  Celebrate the bounty of autumn at this old-fashioned, family-friendly festival! Both Saturday and Sunday: - Watch artisans at work on our barn frame loom and in the blacksmith's forge. - Meet furry and feathery friends from Lyric Meadow Farm and Growing Rabbit Tree. - Ride the rails and take a spin on the hayride and barrel train! - Make an old-fashioned toy, learn to print with a potato, and pick a pumpkin from our patch to decorate and take home.…

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October 2018

51st Annual Fall Foliage Festival

October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - October 8, 2018 @ 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, 2018

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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Early Gravestones in Boothbay: The Art of Bartlett Adams

October 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Bartlett Adams (1776 - 1828) was born and raised near Plymouth, Massachusetts, where he learned the craft of stone-cutting as an apprentice to his brother-in-law.  In 1800, at age 24, he moved to Portland and established the area’s first stone-cutting shop.  He supplied hearthstones and mantlepieces to area homes, but his more lasting - and visible - impact can be found in the early cemeteries of southern Maine.  His busy shop produced hundreds of slate and marble gravestones, some of…

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Railway SPOOKtacular

October 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ghost Train is now Railway SPOOKtacular Boothbay Railway Village is making some changes to the planned activities and schedule for our Halloween celebration. The previously announced Ghost Train (October 26-27) will take a hiatus this season and return in 2019. Please join us instead on Friday, October 26 4PM-8PM for Railway SPOOKtacular! A ghoulish afternoon and evening of monstrous family fun! Guests are encouraged to dress in costume and bring along their own trick-or-treat bag. Your ticket is a passport…

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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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