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Specialty Museums  Maine

 
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  ME

  Ashland

  Ashland Logging Museum

  Box 348

  Ashland  ME  04732    

  Phone  207 435-6679

  Web Site http://www.townofashland.com/Ashland_Logging_Museum.htm

  Description  replica logging camp

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Industrial

  Industry /Profession Logging

  Collection G-M   Machinery

  New or Updated:  5/9/2007


  Maine

  Bangor

  Cole Land Transportation Museum

  405 Perry Road

  Bangor  ME   04401    

  Phone  207 990-3600

  Web Site http://www.colemuseum.org/

  Description  200 vehicles, large snow removal collection, 10 firetrucks

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Transportation

  Collection A-F  Arms

  Collection N-Z   Photography

  New or Updated:  4/20/2007

  Bath
  Maine Maritime Museum
 
243 Washington Street
  Bath  ME  04530  
  Phone  207 443-1316
  Web Site  http://www.bathmaine.com/
  E-mail  mailto:maritime@bathmaine.com
 
Description  gallery exhibits, Perry & Small Shipyard, boat cruises
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Maritime
 
Building Type  Ship
  Research /Reading  Library
  Era  1897-1920
  New or Updated:  07/18/2003

 

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  Castine
  Allie Ryan Maritime Collection
 
Maine Maritime Academy
  Quick Hall
  Castine ME  04420   
 
Phone  207 326-4311
  Web Site  *****
  Alt Web  http://www.dailyherald.com/oldtravel/leadstory/dhhtm/leadstory15.htm
  Description  Steamship memorabilia centered around a steam engine big enough to power a ship
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
  Primary Focus  Maritime
  Owner/Operator:  Maine Maritime Academy
  New or Updated:  08/02/2003

  ME
  Fryeburg
  Fryeburg Fair Farm Museum
 
203 Main Street
  Fryeburg  ME  04037   
 
Phone  207 935-3268
  Web Site  http://www.fryeburgfair.com/Museum/Museum.html
  Description  located on 150 year old fair grounds, relocated barn & schoolhouse feature demonstrations of traditional crafts
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
  Primary Focus  Agricultural
  Collection N-Z  Telephone
  Owner/Operator:  Fryeburg Fair Association
  New or Updated:  08/01/2003

  ME
 
Island Falls
 
John E and  Walter D Webb Museum of Vintage Fashion
 
Route 2
 
Sherman Street
 
Island Falls  ME  04747  
 
Phone  207 862-3797
 
Web Site  *****
 
Description  12 rooms of costumes & accessories
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Collection A-F  Costumes
 
Era      1894
 
New or Updated:  10/26/2003

  ME

  Isleboro

  Sailor's Memorial Museum - Grindle Point Light

  Gilkey Harbor

  Isleboro  ME   04848    

  Web Site http://www.belfastmaine.org/whatToDo/pointsOfInterest.cfm?poiID=2

  Description  museum in keeper's house at active lighthouse

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Building Type  Lighthouse

  Era 1874

  New or Updated:  6/3/2007

 

  ME

  Kittery

  Railway City USA

  Route 236

  Kittery  ME  03904    

  Phone   207 439-1204

  Web Site  *****

  Alt Web  http://visitmaine.com/organization/detail.php?organization_id=524

  Description  model railroad museum & store

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Collection G-M  Model Railroad

  New or Updated:  8/21/2004

  ME
 
Littleton
 
Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
 
1678 US Highway #1
 
Littleton  ME  04730
 
Phone   207 538-9300
 
Web Site  http://www.oldplow.org/
 
E-mail  mailto:info@oldplow.org
 
Description  local farming and household items, models of a potato house, farm home,
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Agriculture
 
Building Type   Schoolhouse
 
Industry /Profession Farming
 
Collection G-M  Models
 
Collection N-Z  Tools
 
New or Updated:  7/14/2004

  ME

  Millinocket

  Antique Snowmobile Museum

  Lake Road

  Millinocket   ME

  Phone   207 723-6203

  Web Site  http://www.millinocket.org/tourism.htm

  Description  run by snowmobile club, 21 exhibits depict local history of snowmobiling

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Sports

  New or Updated:    5/6/2005
 

  ME

  Oakfield

  Oakfield Railroad Museum

  I-95 exit 286

  PO Box 62

  Oakfield   ME    04763    

  Phone   207 757-8575

  Web Site  http://www.ainop.com/users/oakfield.rr/Oakfield-rr-museum.html

  E-mail  mailto:oakfield.rr.museum@ainop.com

  Description  signs, advertising pieces, maps, telegraph, mail carts, caboose, weathervane, original   photos in former station building

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Building Type   Depot

  Industry /Profession Transportation

  Collection N-Z  Photography

  New or Updated:   10/1/2005

  ME
 
Owls Head
 
Owls Head Transportation Museum
 
Route 73
 
Owls Head      ME           04854     
 
Phone         207 594-4418
 
Web Site      http://www.ohtm.org/
   Description
      28 aircraft from 1804 to 1946, 50 automobiles 1885-1980. 9 motorcycles                         1913-1953, carriages, bicycles, engines
 
Type of Resource       Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus    Aviation
 
Collection A-F      Bicycles
 
Collection G-M      Machinery
 
Collection N-Z     Vehicles
 
New or Updated:            11/23/2003

  ME

  Patten

  Patten Lumbermen's Museum

  Waters Road

  PO Box 300

  Patten  ME      04765    

  Phone   207 528-2650

  Web Site  http://www.lumbermensmuseum.org/

  E-mail  mailto:curator@lumbermensmuseum.org

  Description  9 buildings preserving history of the umber industry

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Industrial

  Industry /Profession Logging

  New or Updated:           10/11/2005

Maine

  Rockland

  Shore Village Museum

  Address

  Rockland  ME  04841    

  Web Site http://lighthouse.cc/shorevillage/

  Description  collection of lighthouse related material transferred to Maine

                    Lighthouse Museum in 2004

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Building Type  Lighthouse

  New or Updated:  6/20/2007

  ME
 
Seal Cove

  Seal Cove Auto Museum

  PO Box 190

  Seal Cove  ME  04843    

  Phone   207 244-9242

  Web Site  http://www.sealcoveautomuseum.org/index.html

  E-mail  mailto:info@sealcoveautomuseum.org?Subject=Inquiry from your Web Site

  Description  100 antique cars & 30 motorcycles

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Automotive

  Collection G-M  Motorcycles

  New or Updated:  10/18/2004
 

  ME

  Searsport

  Penobscot Marine Museum

  5 Church Street

  PO Box 498

  Searsport  ME   04974    

  Phone  207 548-2529

  Web Site http://www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org/

  E-mail  mailto:museumoffices@penobscotmarinemuseum.org

  Description  Eclectic collection in several buildings including three sea captains'

                    houses, watercraft, figureheads

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Collection N-Z   Scrimshaw

  Research  Library

  New or Updated:  11/23/2006

Maine

  Sebago

  Jones Museum of Glass and Ceramics

  Douglas Mountain Road

  Sebago  ME   04029    

  Phone   207 787-3370

  Web Site *****

  Alt Web http://www.lakesregionofmaine.gen.me.us/richardbuck/see&do/jonesmuseu

  Description  glass from B.C. to the present

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Arts

  Collection G-M  Glass

  New or Updated:  9/5/2007

Maine
South Portland
Portland Harbor Museum
2 Fort Road

  South Portland  ME   04106    

  Phone  207 799-6337

  Web Site www.portlandharbormuseum.org

  E-mail  mailto:info@portlandharbormuseum.org

  Description  history of harbor, on the waterfront near lighthouse it owns, on grounds

                    of For Preble

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus Maritime

  Collection N-Z   Photography

  New or Updated:   6/29/2007

  ME
 
Southwest Harbor
 
Wendell Gilley Museum
 
4 Herrick Road
 
PO Box 254
 
Southwest Harbor          ME    04679  
 
Phone   207 244-7555
 
Web Site  http://www.acadia.net/gilley/
 
Description  Works by master bird carver
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Collection A-F Bird Carving
 
Collection N-Z  Woodcarving
 
New or Updated:   12/7/2003

Maine
Waldoboro
Fawcett's Antique Toy Museum & Antique Shop
Box 1156, 3506 Route 1
Waldoboro ME  04572
Phone 
207 832-7398
Web Site  http://home.gwi.net/~fawcetoy/
E-mail  mailto:fawcetoy@gwi.net
Description  Mickey Mouse, Lone Ranger more toys, art by John Fawcett
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Collection N-Z  Toys

  ME

  Wells

  Wells Auto Museum

  Route 1

  Wells                           ME           04090    

  Phone   207 646-9064

  Web Site  http://www.wellschamber.org/Museums%20in%20Wells.htm

  Description  70 antique automobiles including 1907 Stanley Steamer; nickelodeons, arcade games,  toys, antique car rides

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Automotive

  New or Updated:           11/30/2005
 

  ME

  Wiscasset

  Musical Wonder House

  18 High Street

  PO Box 604

  Wiscasset  ME          04578    

  Phone   207 882-7163

  Web Site  http://www.musicalwonderhouse.com/

  Toll Free  800 336-3725

  E-mail  mailto:music@musicalwonderhouse.com

  Alt Web  http://wiscasset.net/artcraft/mwh.htm

  Description  music boxes are just the start of this collection of anything that plays music

                    mechanically

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Merchant

  Industry /Profession Music

  Collection G-M  Mechanical Music

  New or Updated:            1/3/2006

 

 

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