Museum Feature Of The Week

Feature of the Week – April 29th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, the Mack Coal Delivery Truck! Mack manufactured only 800 of this particular model. It has a six-cylinder, gasoline engine with a five-speed transmission. Early in its life it was converted from a freight tractor to a coal delivery truck The cab is lifted squarely upward (not tilted on […]

Feature of the Week – April 22th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, the Amoskeag Steam Pumper! Manufactured for the International Power Company using an Amoskeag steam engine, it was purchased by the Portland Fire Department in 1908 and assigned the name Engine No. 4. It is a 1st-size Amoskeag. It was among the largest of those owned by Portland capable […]

Feature of the Week – April 15th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, the Tank Van! This unit was the last of four of these tank-vans manufactured and used specifically for Coles Express. Each of the four tractors were identical. The first unit (#400) was equipped with a steel tank made by J. J. Bulter of Bangor, to the specifications laid […]

Feature of the Week – April 8th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, is a Hawaii Overprint Note. This dollar bill was overprinted with “Hawaii” after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Civilians of Hawaii were ordered to turn in regular bills for these new modified bills. Only a small amount of regular bills were permitted to be kept by each person. […]

Feature of the Week – April 1st, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, is a Reo Royal Coupe. The car is one of only 172 that were built in 1931 and knowledgeable researchers believe only 12 remain (as of 2012). It is described as a Reo Royale Model 8-35, two-passenger Sports Coupe with room for two more in the rumble seat. […]

Feature of the Week – March 25th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, is a Portable Writing Case. Cases likes this one were used by Civil War soldiers to write their families, which was a popular pastime for homesick soldiers. The writing case contained an ink well, pen, two pencils, stationery and stamps. When using it, the case would be unrolled […]

Feature of the Week- March 18th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, the Tucker Sno-Cat! The primary use of this Sno-Cat was in winter only, to access off-road and remote areas of that power company’s transmission and distributions systems for maintenance and repair – both scheduled and emergency. Its power is generated by a Chrysler flat head six cylinder engine […]

Feature of the Week – March 11th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, is a FWD Truck and its Snogo Blower. This equipment was first owned by the State of Iowa and used until after World War II. Earl Bishop, Sr., purchased it as a backup when meeting the terms of his snow removal contracts with LaGrange, Bradford, and Milo. It […]

Feature of the Week – March 4th, 2022

The Bombardier Ski-Doo! This snowmobile sold in Houlton in 1960, was the first Ski-Doo to be sold in Maine. The Ski-Doo was originally called the “Ski-Dog” because its ideal purpose was to replace the dogsled for hunters and trappers. However, a painter misread the name and painted “Ski-Doo” instead. Lynds’ Machine Shop in Houlton was […]

Feature of the Week – February 25th, 2022

A piece of the Berlin Wall! This piece was obtained by our founder, Galen Cole, in 1992. Note the graffiti on one side, this would have been the western side of the wall which was covered in graffiti, while the eastern side remained blank. Today pieces of the wall stand as a reminder that, “Freedom […]