BOOTHBAY — On Saturday, July 5 the Boothbay Railway Village will host the Maine Antique Power Association and the Maine Antique Tractor Club. The two organizations preserve unique and important mechanical labor-saving devices.On Saturday, there will be a tractor pulling contest with vintage machines, More than 30 tractors are expected to compete for awards.The Maine Antique Power Association displays early versions of today’s internal combustion engines. Engines from the early 1900s powered by gasoline, diesel or steam will be on exhibit and most will be operating.The Boothbay Railway Village offers narrow gauge steam train rides, antique auto rides and early village exhibits. Also included in the museum exhibits is a significant antique automobile collection with more than 55 vehicles, including vehicles from 1902 to 1962.The village is located on Route 27.
It’s not hard to find the Wright Museum in Wolfeboro. It’s the only building on Central Avenue that has a World War II tank crashing through its brick façade.
But visitors last Tuesday had the advantage of an extra landmark to help them find the World War II museum. Parked outside the building on June 24 was a 1928 LaSalle Chassis with a white horse mounted on it and a Moxie insignia emblazoned on its side.
KENNEBUNKPORT — For generations, Seashore Trolley Museum has been a must-see for visitors to southern Maine. Located on 300 acres of wooded property in Kennebunkport, Seashore is the oldest and largest museum of its type in the world, and has been in existence since 1939, says the museum’s Jennifer Brewer. Visitors to the museum may take unlimited 25-minute railway rides on restored antique streetcars (trolleys), many of them over a century old. Dozens of streetcars and other transit vehicles, ranging from 19th-century horse-drawn cars to modern New York subway cars, are on view in three exhibit barns and throughout the grounds.
LEWISTON – Descending an unlit staircase amid the stale air, cobwebs and peeling paint of the former Camden Yarn Mill, Rachel Desgrosseilliers chirped about her grand plans.She saw galleries and theaters and children learning about the sacrifices of their ancestors.
INDIAN ISLAND (AP) – A weekend powwow that drew hundreds of community members and Indians from New England and Canada to this Penobscot River island near Old Town is expected to become an annual event.The Penobscot Nation played host to the cultural celebration at the close of a week of meetings in which chiefs of more than 40 tribes discussed sovereignty issues, economic development opportunities, cultural options and environmental rights.
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