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April 2018

Tartan Day

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Boothbay Railway Village and the Saint Andrews Society of Maine invite the public to join them in celebrating Tartan Day on Saturday, April 14 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The Brunswick Scottish Country Dancers will demonstrate Scottish dance and invite the public to join in, harps and bagpipes will be played, and Scottish textile arts will be demonstrated. Schedule 10:00-10:15    Harps 10:15-10:45    Dancing 10:30-11:00    Spinning Demonstration 11:00-11:30    Waulking song and waulking the wool 11:30-12:00    Small pipes and harps…

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May 2018

Celebrate Service: Honoring Volunteers and the Difference They Make in Our Community

May 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

On Wednesday, May 2 from 4 – 6 pm the entire region is invited to Celebrate Service with more than 18 not-for-profit organizations and the hundreds of volunteers that make our community such a wonderful place to live and work. The free event will take place inside the 1847 Boothbay Town Hall and on the Village Green at the Boothbay Railway Village. The participating organizations have arranged for activities to thank those who volunteer to make our community better. There…

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June 2018

Rescue Day at the Railway

June 3 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 10:00 am - July 22 @ 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 @ 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

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 @ 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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