Museum Feature Of The Week

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 […]

Feature of the Week – February 18th, 2022

The Snow Roller! Did you know that prior to the invention of the snowplow, snow that accumulated on roadways and streets was packed by a snow roller? In rural areas, residents provided horse teams to pull the roller while it was in their neighborhood. A minimum requirement was two teams of horses, but often the depth […]