Museum Feature Of The Week

Feature of the Week – August 5th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, is the “Little Skipper”. For several years, an empty space in the snowmobile section displayed a sign informing Museum visitors of its need for a child’s snowmobile. In 1997, having read the sign, Blair and Mary Ellen Frost donated their 1968 “Little Skipper”. It was manufactured by LORI […]

Feature of the Week – July 29th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, is a Child Wooden Shoe. At the end of WWII Europeans were desperate for necessities. The donor traded a pair of dungarees for the shoes with a woman on the beach in France in 1945. Wooden Clogs can be dated back to Europe in the1300s. Most commonly worn […]

Feature of the Week – July 22th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, is a Flexible Flyer! Built in the late 1920s, this flexible flyer No. 2 E sled was owned and used in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. This sled was made in Philadelphia. After being passed through generations it was donated to the museum in 1992. In 1889 Elizabeth Allen was […]

Feature of the Week – July 15th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, is our Excelsior Motorcycle! This motorcycle, built in 1915 was purchased in Limestone, Maine in 1916. Restored in 1980 it was donated to the museum in 2000. It’s 61 cubic inch V-twin motor produced 7.5 HP. The Excelsior Supply Company of Chicago produced motorcycles from 1907-1931. In 1911 […]

Feature of the Week – July 8th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, is a Camper! This special camper is a pop-up style placed on a trailer for easy maneuvering. Built in 1925, it was originally sold by the Jones & Van Doran Motor Camping Outfitters in New York City sold for $348. Records indicate that it travelled over 1800 miles […]

Feature of the Week – July 1st, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, is a pair of WWII Aviator Glasses. These glasses, made by Bausch & Lomb were used by the United States Army Air Force and United States Navy. They are on display in our WWII military case along with their original leather case. Aviators, also referred to as, “pilot’s […]

Feature of the Week – June 24th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, is the Cletrac Crawler! This feature was built in 1936 and was used in the logging industry. The model designation of “EN” refers to “Extra Narrow” which is showed by its 3′ 4″ width and only 8′ length. For the woods operator who carefully selects trees to be […]

Feature of the Week – June 10th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, is the Land Roller! If you remember, back in February we feature the Snow Roller. This land roller came from a 19th century farm in Durham, Maine, known as “The Vining Place.” In 1924 Anne and Charles Poshkus, Lithuanian immigrants, purchased and operated the farm and used this […]

Feature of the Week – June 3rd, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, is the Ice Delivery Wagon! This wagon began delivering ice to homes in 1909. However, this ice wasn’t in cubes intended to be used in cold beverages, but instead delivered in large blocks sized to fit a household icebox. An icebox predates today’s refrigerators, but had the same […]

Feature of the Week – May 27th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, is the Morrill Hearse. This hearse was built in 1866 and was specifically designed to accommodate winter burials. By simply removing the wheels, the hearse was equipped with runners for the snow as winter burials in Maine were common. Fires were built over the burial plot to thaw […]