Press Release

Seashore Trolley Museum seeks community input on educational programs

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — As Seashore Trolley Museum approaches its 75th birthday in 2014, it is creating additional ways to reach out to the public. Museum staff is developing curricula for welding and restoration seminars to meet the interests and needs of community members.

The welding and other restoration processes applied to vintage streetcars also can be used on cars, boats, other antique equipment, and in fabrication and customization projects.

Restoration seminars will address locating technical resource information, project planning, woodworking, metalworking, painting and other related topics. Welding seminars will cover MIG, TIG, ARC and oxy acetylene processes.

As museum staff finalizes course content and schedules for seminars to be offered in its Town House Restoration Shop, the museum is soliciting ideas from community members who may be interested in this training. Input from hobbyists, artists and those interested in customizing bicycles and other objects will help guide the course offerings.

Anyone who would like to suggest seminar topics or who would like to receive information about schedules or courses, may contact the museum at or call 207-967-2800, ext. 101.