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The Owls Head Transportation Museum will host its inaugural Barnstormers Ball this Saturday, August 23.

Don’t miss the Owls Head Transportation Museum’s inaugural Barnstormers Ball this Saturday, August 23

By Owls Head Transportation Museum on Aug. 18, 2014, at 9:49 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Location: Owls Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum St., Owls Head, Maine For more information: 207-594-4418; owlshead.org The public is invited to attend the Owls Head Transportation Museum’s inaugural Barnstomers Ball this Saturday, August 23, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from this …
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Enjoy one of the region’s greatest car shows during the 37th Annual New England Auto Auction Preview Week August 11 through 15 at OHTM

By Owls Head Transportation Museum on Aug. 12, 2014, at 9:19 a.m.
The Owls Head Transportation Museum’s 37th Annual New England Auto Auction is August 16 and the public is invited to a weeklong preview event Monday, August 11 through Friday, August 15. Described as “one of the greatest car shows of the season,” auction preview week provides potential bidders with an …
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Mid-Coast School of Technology instructor Dan Dishner, left, chats with OHTM Ground Vehicle Conservator Warren Kincaid as he delivers a Model T Express Pickup to be used as a template for construction. Students working on the Model T project look on.

Model T pickup built in partnership with Mid-Coast School of Technology to cross the block at 37th Annual New England Auto Auction Aug. 16

By Owls Head Transportation Museum on Aug. 04, 2014, at 11:27 a.m.
Education is on the front burner at the Owls Head Transportation Museum and the culmination of one very special project exemplifies the museum’s ongoing effort to engage youth in the preservation and conservation of antique automobiles. During the 2013/ 2014 school year OHTM partnered with the Mid-Coast School of Technology …
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Purchase your tickets now for OHTM's Barnstormers Ball on August 23.

Enjoy a night to remember at the Owls Head Transportation Museum’s inaugural Barnstormers Ball on August 23

By Owls Head Transportation Museum on July 21, 2014, at 10:33 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Location: Owls Head Transportation Museum, 177 Museum St., Owls Head, Maine For more information: 207-594-4418; owlshead.org/events/detail/the-roaring-20s-barnstormers-ball On the evening of Saturday, August 23 the Owls Head Transportation Museum will be transformed into the most happening joint around at the first-ever Barnstormers …
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Don’t miss the Owls Head Transportation Museum’s annual Truck and Tractor Show July 19 and 20

By Owls Head Transportation Museum on July 17, 2014, at 11 a.m.
Saturday, July 19, 2014 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Sunday, July 20, 2014 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Owls Head Transportation Museum, 177 Museum St. , Owls Head, Maine For more information: 207-594-4418; owlshead.org Antique truck, tractor and commercial vehicle enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Owls Head Transportation Museum’s …
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Celebrate The Glory Days at the Owls Head Transportation Museum Saturday, July 5 and Sunday, July 6.

Celebrate The Glory Days at the Owls Head Transportation Museum

By Owls Head Transportation Museum on July 04, 2014, at 9:42 a.m.
The fuzzy dice and big fins of the 1950s and 1960s meet the sheer power of 1970s muscle cars at the Owls Head Transportation Museum’s Glory Days Car and Antique Aeroplane Show, Saturday, July 5 and Sunday, July 6. Often referred to as the automobile industry’s most iconic decades, vehicles …
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The 2013 Rod and Custom event drew a fantastic crowd.

Celebrate Father’s Day at the Owls Head Transportation Museum’s Rod & Custom Cruise-in June 14 and 15

By Owls Head Transportation Museum on June 10, 2014, at 4:48 p.m.
Saturday, June 14, 2014 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Sunday, June 15, 2014 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Owls Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum St., Owls Head, Maine For more information: 207-594-4418; owlshead.org From hot rods to rat rods, motorcycles and bicycles, join us to show off your custom ride …
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The high-tech steering wheel of this Michael Schumacher driven Ferrari F2002 Formula 1 car is a stark contrast that of early race cars such as the 1915 Duesenberg and 1907 Renault Vanderbilt Cup Racer. The vehicles selected for exhibition in Faster: The Quest for Speed demonstrate the evolution of racing in its various incarnations, including bicycles, motorcycles and historic soap box derby cars.

Faster: The Quest for Speed exhibit kicks off with opening reception June 12

By Owls Head Transportation Museum on June 03, 2014, at 1:47 p.m.
Thursday, June 12, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Owls Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum St., Owls Head, Maine For more information: 207-594-4418; owlshead.org On Thursday, June 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Owls Head Transportation Museum will host a special fundraising reception and unveiling of its …
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The 1932 Ford-Cragar Racer (left) and newly recovered 1917 SPAD will be demonstrated alongside many other airplanes and ground vehicles on May 31 and June 1.

Looking for adventure? Check out the Owls Head Spring Auto Show May 31 and June 1

By Owls Head Transportation Museum on May 30, 2014, at 10:35 a.m.
Saturday, May 31, 2014 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Sunday, June 1, 2014 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Owls Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum St. , Owls Head , Maine For more information: 207-594-4418; owlshead.org Dust off your classic vehicle and join us on Saturday, May 31, and Sunday, June …
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Rescheduled date: Sunday, April 27 at 1 p.m. Owls Head Transportation Museum hosts final winter talk on marine engines in Maine

By Owls Head Transportation Museum on April 26, 2014, at 9:53 a.m.
The Owls Head Transportation Museum will host the final talk in the 2014 Winter Education Series on a rescheduled date of Sunday, April 27 at 1 p.m. The talk, titled “Marine Engines in Maine,” will be presented by Penobscot Marine Museum Curator Ben Fuller and is free to the public. …
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Visit the Owls Head Transportation Museum's new website at owlshead.org.

Owls Head Transportation Museum launches new website

By Owls Head Transportation Museum on April 17, 2014, at 4:03 p.m.
The Owls Head Transportation Museum announced on April 17, 2014 the launch of a new, fully-redesigned website. The new website offers a comprehensive view of the museum’s world-class collection of ground vehicles, aircraft, engines, bicycles, carriages and more and extends the museum’s ability to share its core mission of celebrating, …
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Explore our collection with our free Museum Interpreter Program beginning April 3.

Free Museum Interpreter program begins April 3

By Owls Head Transportation Museum on March 25, 2014, at 11:25 a.m.
Join the volunteer team at the Owls Head Transportation Museum by becoming a tour guide, or just learn more about the collection. Get to know the collection of ground vehicles, aircraft, engines and more through the Museum Interpreter Course beginning Thursday, April 3. This six-part course is taught by Museum …
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Join us for the 2014 Model Festival at the Owls Head Transportation Museum

By Owls Head Transportation Museum on March 13, 2014, at 11:27 a.m.
Saturday, March 22, 2014 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Sunday, March 23, 2014 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Owls Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum St. , Owls Head, Maine For more information: 207-594-4418; owlshead.org Join us for the first event of the 2014 season! At the Model Festival modelers from …
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 Jessa Piaia as Amelia Earhart performing her presentation “Meet Amelia Earhart: First Lady of the Air.” Piaia deliver her presentation at the Owls Head Transportation Museum at 1 pm on March 8. Admission to the talk is free.

Renowned character reenactor Jessa Piaia to portray Amelia Earhart Saturday, March 8 at the Owls Head Transportation Museum

By Owls Head Transportation Museum on March 07, 2014, at 1:52 p.m.
Come celebrate International Women’s Day at the Owls Head Transportation Museum on Saturday, March 8 at 1 pm with historical character reenactor Jessa Piaia. Piaia will present a one-person interpretation of pioneer aviatrix Amelia Earhart, one of the world’s most famous aviators and greatest mysteries as part of the museum’s …
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Jessa Piaia as Amelia Earhart performing her presentation “Meet Amelia Earhart: First Lady of the Air.” Piaia deliver her presentation at the Owls Head Transportation Museum at 1 pm on March 8. Admission to the talk is free.

Renowned character reenactor Jessa Piaia to portray Amelia Earhart at the Owls Head Transportation Museum

By Owls Head Transportation Museum on March 05, 2014, at 11:11 a.m.
Come celebrate International Women’s Day at the Owls Head Transportation Museum on Saturday, March 8 at 1 pm with historical character reenactor Jessa Piaia. Piaia will present a one-person interpretation of pioneer aviatrix Amelia Earhart, one of the world’s most famous aviators and greatest mysteries as part of the museum’s …
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This photo captures the construction of early roadways in Maine. George Barrett will discuss the logistics of transportation prior to roads and bridges in his illustrated talk at 1 pm, Saturday, Feb 22 at the Owls Head Transportation Museum.

Winter Education Series continues today at OHTM with George Barrett’s “You Can’t Get There From Here”

By Owls Head Transportation Museum on Feb. 22, 2014, at 8:42 a.m.
The Owls Head Transportation Museum will host the fourth talk in our 2014 Winter Education Series at 1 pm Saturday, February 22. The talk is titled “You Can’t Get There From Here” and features historian George Barrett. Barrett will explore the evolution of roads, ferries and bridges in Maine beginning …
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Looking for family fun during winter vacation? Check out our schedule of free workshops

By Owls Head Transportation Museum on Feb. 11, 2014, at 9:05 a.m.
The Owls Head Transportation Museum offers an array of children’s activities during February school vacation week. Beginning Monday, Feb. 17 and extending through Friday, Feb. 21 the museum will host workshops for students beginning at 10 a.m. each day. These fun educational workshops are free to the public and materials …
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Winter Education Series continues Feb. 8 with free talk on Maine Central 470

By Owls Head Transportation Museum on Feb. 08, 2014, at 9:38 a.m.
On Saturday, February 8 at 1 pm at the Owls Head Transportation Museum Members of the New England Steam Corporation will discuss the history, retirement and restoration of Maine Central Railroad’s last operating steam engine, Number 470. Referring to 470 as “The Mascot of Maine,” the presentation will include details …
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On Saturday, February 8 at the Owls Head Transportation Museum Members of the New England Steam Corporation will discuss the history, retirement and restoration of Maine Central Railroad’s last operating steam engine, Number 470.  Referring to 470 as “The Mascot of Maine,” the presentation will include details of the group’s plans to restore steam rail operations in Maine.

Winter Education Series continues Feb. 8 with free talk on Maine’s last operating steam engine

By Owls Head Transportation Museum on Feb. 03, 2014, at 12:04 p.m.
On Saturday, February 8 at the Owls Head Transportation Museum Members of the New England Steam Corporation will discuss the history, retirement and restoration of Maine Central Railroad’s last operating steam engine, Number 470. Referring to 470 as “The Mascot of Maine,” the presentation will include details of the group’s …

Amelia Earhart: First Lady of the Air

By Owls Head Transportation Museum on Jan. 28, 2014, at 4:08 p.m.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 1 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Amelia Earhart: First Lady of the Air, 117 Museum St., Owls Head, ME For more information: Jenna Lookner; 2075944418; owlshead.org Come celebrate International Women’s Day with historical character reenactor Jessa Piaia. Piaia will present a one-person interpretation of pioneer aviatrix …
 
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