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June 2018

Rescue Day at the Railway

June 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

For many a family isn’t complete without a furry, four-legged addition. Rescue Day at the Railway is a day full with activities designed specifically for families including the opportunity to perhaps meet your newest companion. There will be games and activities just for kids including the popular barrel train ride, fly ball and dog training demos, vendors of locally made pet products, adoptable dogs & puppies from many area rescue groups, and much more. Anyone who brings a donation of…

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July 2018

Antique Engine Meet

July 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

On Saturday, July 7 the Boothbay Railway Village will host a meet of antique engines and other early mechanical devises in partnership with the Maine Antique Power Association (MAPA) and the Antique Outboard Motor Club’s Pine Tree Chapter.  Engine buffs and lovers of all things mechanical will enjoy this opportunity to see “one lungers” and other early gasoline, diesel and steam engines operate and to learn about them first-hand from their passionate owners. Admission is free for Museum Members and included…

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14th Annual Books in Boothbay: Maine’s Summer Book Fair

July 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Official Books in Boothbay artwork, credit the late (great) Thomas Block Meet more than 35 of Maine's best writers, adult and children's authors, including international, national and State award winners. Purchase new titles for your collection, enjoy readings and talks by your favorite Maine authors, and much more. Watch the event's official Facebook page for details about all the authors attending this year's event. Admission to the book fair and readings are free. If you'd like to visit the Museum…

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54th Annual Antique Auto Days

July 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - July 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

  See dozens of classic, vintage, antique, hot rods, muscle cars and much more all parked on the Village Green. It's a true all makes and models show in partnership with the Maine Obsolete Auto League! A Swap Meet & Flea Market will offer collectors a chance to scoop up a deal. Sunday afternoon parade through downtown Boothbay Harbor and to scenic Ocean Point in East Boothbay. Anyone who owns a classic, antique, hot rod, muscle car, rat rod or…

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Rails, Tails & Ales: The Midcoast Craft Beer Festival

July 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  Visitors will enjoy great craft beer from Maine breweries, an outdoor car show, plus a family-friendly setting (dogs & kids welcome!) including steam train rides. Imagine a collection of historic Maine buildings surrounding a large, green lawn (the Village Green) filled with classic, vintage, antique, hot rods, muscle cars and much more. The Brewer’s tables, instead of being stuffed inside a tent, will be spread throughout Museum buildings surrounding the lawn like the livery stable and historic town hall. There…

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Blacksmithing Workshop with Jim Kearney

July 26, 2018

Learn the basics of blacksmithing at the Boothbay Railway Village forge with Jim Kearney. Both a morning beginner workshop and an afternoon intermediate workshop are available! Intermediate students should have some prior blacksmithing experience. Beginner 9am-12pm Intermediate 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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August 2018

Railfan Day

August 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  Celebrate just about everything on two rails on Saturday, August 4. Planned operations include two trains both powered by steam locomotives. One will feature the Museum’s replica of Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Coach 5 designed by Gus Pratt and built by master boatbuilder Cecil Pierce on Southport during 1964-1965 specifically for the then newly founded museum. That passenger train will also include First Class Coach 2. Built by Jackson & Sharp Co. in Wilmington, Delaware in 1903 for Maine's Franklin…

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

August 7, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 10:00 am - August 12, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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