Recent Donations

Boothbay Railway Village Museum is all about preserving and honoring Maine history, and it truly takes a village to make it happen.   Your generous donations provide an invaluable gift to future generations, and we are honored and grateful that you have chosen the museum as their forever homes. If you have any items you would like to donated, please contact  [email protected]

Vintage Carriage

Vintage Carriage

On a cold January morning, Executive Director, Paul Barcellos received an email from a person selling a vintage carriage from the early 1900’s. The gentleman represented his mother-in-law who owned the carriage and asked Paul to contact her. And the rest is a great story of Kindness and devotion. Mrs. Patricia Carter of Monmouth Maine {or Patti as she likes to be called}, offered the beautifully restored carriage as a donation to the museum, which represents life at the turn of the century in...

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The WASP Ship Model, donated 1/30/2023

The WASP Ship Model, donated 1/30/2023

The WASP on the ways in the Washington Navy Yard in the spring of 1806.  The ship, almost completed, was waiting for her 22 sets of gun ports (upper and lower), which were being fabricated in the adjacent woodshed.  Her dimensions were: 105’7” on deck, 30’ 11” beam and 14’2” depth of hold. The WASP was launched on April 21, 10806 and commissioned in the spring of 1807.  She was considered a fast vessel throughout her career in the Unites States Navy, and was designed by Josiah Fox, who had...

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