Press Release

“Feathers & Flight:” From birds to airplanes talk

OWLS HEAD, Maine — Did you ever wonder how birds fly or how airplanes get off the ground? Wind Over Wings  will bring four birds of prey to the Owls Head Transportation Museum to discuss the magic of flight as part of the Museum’s FREE Winter Education Series at 1 p.m. Jan. 26.

Wind Over Wings is a non-profit, wildlife educational center featuring magnificent birds that are unable to survive in their natural environment. Saturday’s “Feathers & Flight” presentation will include a large owl to demonstrate silent flight when she flaps her wings; a kestrel that is a falcon, among the fastest creatures on earth; a Red-tailed Hawk to show beautiful feathers; and a Saw-whet Owl that had flown into a window. Each bird is an individual and each has a story so join us as we learn how wind over wings allows for the magic of flight in both birds and planes

“Feathers & Flight” is the second in a series of seven winter education programs to be offered by the Owls Head Transportation Museum. All programs begin at 1 p.m. with the exception of the Introduction to Metal Shaping on Feb. 23. Programs are free to the public, thanks to the support of the Museum’s Lang Education Center and your donations.

The remaining Winter Education programs at the Owls Head Transportation Museum are listed below (as well as on our website and Facebook page):

Horse Drawn Freighting in America, Feb. 9

Nick Buck returns to the Education Series to explore how America moved freight in the last 1800s and early 1900s. Drawing on an encyclopedic knowledge of and a lifetime of working with animals, Nick has been a presenter in the series for several years.

Introduction to Metal Shaping (Sorry, class is full), Feb. 23

Rockland’s Lime Rock Railroad, March 9

Spanning the 19th and 20th centuries, the Lime Rock Railroad served not only the lime industry in Rockland, but a variety of others. A panel of local historians, including David Hoch, Larry Goldman, Gil Merriam and John Ware will address the history of this important line.

The Trolley Parks of Maine, April 6

Trolley parks are a now forgotten way of life, providing a destination for day-trippers and inexpensive entertainment around the state. These parks were supported by the electric trolley lines that provided transportation to so many Mainers. Join Amber Tatnall and Randy Leclair, of the Seashore Trolley Museum as they revisit some of Maine’s most popular Trolley Parks.

Roadside Maine, A Nostalgic Journey Up Route 1, April 20

Maine State Historian, Earle Shettleworth presents an illustrated talk comprised of post card views of roadside architecture along Route 1 in Maine from the 1900s to 1960s. Learn how automobile travel, especially summer tourism travel, transformed Route 1 and the communities through which it passes.