Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Past Events

Events List Navigation

March 2017

How We Traveled From Boston to Boothbay, 1850 to 1950

March 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

RESCHEDULED from Sunday, February 12.  Americans are famous for traveling, but what was it like to travel long distances in the 1850s?  Learn the joys and the sorrows of traveling by steamboat, railroad, and eventually by automobile in this illustrated talk by George Barrett, How We Traveled From Boston to Boothbay, 1850 to 1950.  First came paddle wheel steamboats, then the railroad which competed with the more modern propeller driven boats. You’ll see what it was like to drive all…

Find out more »

A Moving History: An Illustrated Talk on License Plates from Maine and Around the World

March 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Since the first automobiles in the 1890s, license plates have been along for the ride, registering vehicles and telling historical, and sometimes hysterical, stories about Maine, America, and the world.  License plates have been used as state and national symbols, political propaganda, pop culture icons, folk art, deadly tools of war, and even farm animal feed.  The audience is invited to bring their favorite license plates to share with the group.  On Sunday, March 19th at 2:00 pm, Boothbay Railway…

Find out more »
+ Export Events