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Owls Head Transportation Museum launches new website

Visit the Owls Head Transportation Museum's new website at owlshead.org.
Visit the Owls Head Transportation Museum's new website at owlshead.org.
Posted 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, preserving and conserving remarkable examples of pioneer era transportation far beyond the walls of its facility in Owls Head, Maine.

“I am thrilled to share the Owls Head Transportation Museum with the world through this dynamic new website. The site is truly a reflection of what makes our museum so unique, it’s not a static experience. The vibrancy, enthusiasm and passion that can be found on any given day during a visit to Owls Head all translate through owlshead.org,” said Executive Director Russ Rocknak.

In addition to providing an opportunity to experience the museum’s collection online through beautiful photos and fascinating interpretations, owlshead.org provides comprehensive information on all aspects of the museum. The website includes a detailed calendar with an up-to-the-minute, in-depth exploration of each of the museum’s special events and programs including the 37th Annual New England Auto Auction. Educators are encouraged to take note of the Education portion of the website where a large variety of outreach programs, workshops, resources and opportunities are available.

“We task ourselves daily with sharing the story of transportation in all of its incarnations, successes and failures through our operating collection. Like the founders of our museum we believe the story becomes relevant through the smell of exhaust from a Model T, through the unmistakable sound of a pilot running up the rare Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII engine in our 1923 Fokker C.iVA biplane, through a casual invitation to take a ride down the road in Clara Bow’s 1929 Rolls-Royce on a given afternoon when our Ground Vehicle Conservator is working in the shop. These are the things that happen here every day of the year. We want to extend the experiential nature of visiting Owls Head through our online presence,” Rocknak explained.

Visitors from near and far will delight in the resources available on the Owls Head Transportation Museum’s Support and Sponsorship pages. The Museum is grateful for the support of a large business community and the new website allows visitors to easily browse an informative and user-friendly guide detailing the services of its diverse community of business partners. Visitors are encouraged to use this portion of the website as a virtual concierge and a gateway to additional attractions in the vibrant Midcoast Maine region.

Those wishing to support the museum or purchase membership may now do so online using PayPal. Online shopping in the Owls Head Transportation Museum Store is also made easy through owlshead.org.

For additional information please contact Owls Head Transportation Museum Public Relations Director Jenna Lookner at (207) 594-4418 or by email at jl@ohtm.org.

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