Rangeley Lakes Historical Society Calendar

18 May 2020 5:46 PM | Anonymous member

Rangeley Lakes Historical Society Calendar & Events

Proudly Offering the Outdoor Heritage Museum & Rangeley  History Museum

(All Events are Subject to Change due to the National Emergency)

Admission for Outdoor Heritage Museum at the corner of Routes 4 & 17 in Oquossoc is as follows:

Adults $5.00 Children 12 and under, active duty military and veterans are Free

No admission at Rangeley History Museum, located on main St. in Downtown Rangeley

Event Info as Follows

Thursday, May 28th

Historical Society Bean Supper at Bald Mountain Camps

5:30 AM to 7:30 PM

Bald Mountain Camps, Bald Mt Rd. Oquossoc

The Rangeley Lakes Historical Society will host a bean supper at Bald Mountain Camps on the annual event at BMC will begin with a cocktail hour at 5:30 pm.  The evening will also feature live music by the Sandy River Ramblers a popular five-piece ensemble playing their original songs as well as some old favorites. There will also be a silent auction, door prizes, and a cash bar. Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring a favorite dessert to share for the always popular “Potluck Dessert”. A hearty meal of baked beans, hot dogs, biscuits, and coleslaw will be offered and a $7.00 donation per person in support is appreciated. The meal will be complimentary for seniors 65 and older. Those wishing to attend this fun community event are encouraged to RSVP by calling 864-3091, by 4 pm May 20th as seating is limited.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Outdoor Heritage Museum Opens for 2020 Season

10am-4:00pm

(Weds. -Sun. in May, June, Sept. & Oct. and 7 days a week in July & August)

Corner of Rtes. 4 & 17, Oquossoc

Rangeley’s rich outdoor history, traditions and personalities come alive in this museum located in the charming village of Oquossoc. The museum, named "Best Sporting Museum in New England" by Yankee Magazine (May 2014), is a “can’t be missed destination for visitors of Western Maine. The enchanting stories of icons like Carrie Stevens, Herb Welch, Fly Rod Crosby, Ed Grant, the Famous Rangeley Boat and so much more beckon. The art, adventures, lure and lore of the great outdoors is captured here!

The museum gift shop features books, apparel, art, glassware and a wide variety of gifts.

Friday, June 5th

New Exhibit Opens at OHM - Vintage Maps of Maine, A Bicentennial Celebration”.

10:00 AM – 4pm (Weds-Sun. in May, June, Sept. & Oct. and 7 days a week in July & August)

Outdoor Heritage Museum, Corner of Rtes. 4 & 17, Oquossoc

This exhibit will share an impressive collection of maps featuring Rangeley, Franklin & Oxford Counties and the State. The premiere artifact for this exhibit will be the rare map printed on linen cloth by Moses Greenleaf Esq. titled "Map of the District of Maine: From the Latest and Best Authorities (1822)". the twenty plus maps range from a 1798 Map of Maine to the first auto maps of the region from 1905. All in celebration of Maine's 200th Birthday. This Exhibit continues through October 12, 2020

Sat., June 13, 2020

Fly Tier Nate Wight at Outdoor Heritage Museum

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Corner of Rtes. 4 & 17, Oquossoc

Nate Wight founded North Woods Fly Co. in 2015. He is well known for his innate ability to tie high-quality, innovative flies. Come to OHM and learn some techniques and learn from this excellent tier, guide and angler!

June 20, 2020 10-4pm

Master Fly Tier Selene Dumaine @ Outdoor Heritage Museum

Corner of Rtes. 4 & 17, Oquossoc

Celebrated Fly-tier Selene Dumaine will be displaying her skills in a live fly-tying demonstration during the Lupine Festival. Dumaine is a widely recognized and accomplished tier known for her mastery of Carrie Stevens' techniques and patterns. She ties without a vise just as Carrie did. She has compiled an impressive collection of her unique original patterns, including "Don's Legacy" in honor of OSHM's Founder, Don Palmer.  Her presentation-quality streamers and flies will be available for purchase at the museum and she is always happy to help others with their technique and skill development.  Call (207) 864-3091 for more information

Friday, June 26, 2020

Rangeley History Museum Opens

2472 Main Street, Rangeley

11:00am-4:00pm (Tues.-Sunday (opens at Noon on Sunday) until August 30

Sat. & Sunday only in Sept.

This beautiful little museum located in the center of town is housed in the old Rangeley Trust Co. and operated by the Rangeley Lakes Historical Society. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and once served as the Town Office and Jail. The Jail cell is now an exhibit in the basement. The museum features town history including agricultural, railroad, steamship, business and family history to name just a few of many subjects. In 2020 we will open new exhibits highlighting the Narrow-Gauge Railroad and Rangeley's 1st Airmail Service in 1938. Vintage film, photos, 3D stereograph images, documents and antique artifacts all share the charming & colorful stories of old Rangeley and the surrounding townships. Admission is Free and Donations are Welcome

http://www.rangeleyhistoricalsociety.org

June 27, 2020

Fly Tier Peter Simonson at Outdoor Heritage Museum

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Corner of Rtes. 4 & 17, Oquossoc

Peter Simonson has been fly tying for about 13 years, initially just creating flies needed for fishing. He enjoys tying Rangeley style streamers. He became interested in tying these flies in about 2006. Peter has tied at the International Fly-Tying Symposium and many of the Largest Fly Fishing Shows up and down the East Coast. Peter has studied streamer tying under Jack Pangburn and Mike Martinek and is a master in his craft. Come learn tips from one of the best and purchase some of his beautiful flies for framing or fishing. Call (207) 864-3091 for more information

July 9 at 6:30 pm

Historical Society Annual Meeting and Film Presentation of “Maine at 200”

at Lakeside Theatre in downtown Rangeley.

Join the Board of Directors of RLHS for a brief meeting to elect officers and share the status and plans of your Historical Society. Come enjoy cake and ice cream in celebration of Maine’s 200th Birthday! Intermission will be followed by a film presentation of “Maine at 200”, a documentary of the history of Maine since its founding in 1820 will be shown in celebration of our State’s Bicentennial. This unique film shares the state’s story in a comprehensive decade-by-decade timeline. Admission in support of the Historical Society is just $5.00 per person. Concessions will be provided by the RFA. 

June 11, 2020

Expert Fly Tier Jim Dionne at Outdoor Heritage Museum

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Corner of Rtes. 4 & 17, Oquossoc

Come learn to tie Flies and explore proven techniques to tie better flies that catch fish with Expert Tier, Jim Dionne. Jim will share his expertise and will have some of his great flies available for purchase. Call (207) 864-3091 for more information

July 11, 2020 

International Fly-Fishing Film Festival 

Lakeside Theater, Rangeley

Film Starts at 7:00pm, Doors open 6:30pm for Silent Auction, Raffle and Cocktails

All new films for 2020! You don't have to be an angler to enjoy this collection of short films and breathtaking cinematography. This event will also feature a raffle and silent auction offering art, gear, trips and more. Adult refreshments and theatre munchies will be available at the concession stand in support of Rangeley Friends of the Arts. Come support two great non-profits!

This fun event supports the efforts and programs of the Outdoor Heritage Museum.  Tickets $12.00 in advance ($15.00 at the door if not already sold out) available at the Outdoor Heritage Museum in Oquossoc, at Rangeley History Museum in Downtown Rangeley OR Online now at:

https://www.showclix.com/event/if42020rangeleyme/tag/widget

July 17, 2020 7PM

19thCentury Rangeley in 3D

Lakeside Theatre in Rangeley

This is an all new presentation for 2020 …of the very popular program the Historical Society has presented for the last 3 years.

This unique show premiered on features an entirely new collection of stereoviews not shared in 2019 nearly sold-out event. This new collection of 19thCentury “Stereoview” images has been converted by the Historical Society to now share on the big screen by using modern 3D glasses. The fun evening will also feature a collection of rare regional short films as well.  The Stereoviews, Vintage Photos and Films will be accompanied by Live Music by the Sandy River Ramblers and narration by Executive Director, Bill Pierce.  Please join us and step back in time to view the Rangeley region as it was 130 years ago! There will be a cash bar and the popcorn will be poppin’ in support of the Rangeley Friends of the Arts.

Tickets are just $10.00 in support of the museums and programs of the Rangeley Lakes Historical Society and are available in advance at the Outdoor Heritage Museum, in Oquossoc, or the Rangeley History Museum in downtown Rangeley. Come step back in time and support the efforts of your Historical Society at this fun and entertaining evening!

August 6th

The Historical Society invites you to a Bicentennial screening of “Maine at 200”

Lakeside Theatre, Rangeley at 7pm

“Maine at 200” is an interesting documentary film covering the history of Maine since its founding in 1820 in celebration of our State’s Bicentennial. This is the full-length feature version shares the state’s story in a Comprehensive decade-by-decade timeline. A Q&A session with the producer will follow the screening. Admission in support of the Historical Society is just $5.00 per person. Concessions will be provided by the RFA. Advance Tickets will be available at the Outdoor Heritage Museum, in Oquossoc, or the Rangeley History Museum in downtown Rangeley or at the door.

August 14, 2020

19thCentury Rangeley in 3D

Lakeside Theatre in Rangeley

 This is an encore performance of an all new presentation for 2020.

 (1st Screening was on July 17)  

This unique show features an entirely new collection of stereoviews not shared in 2019 nearly sold-out event. This collection of 19th Century “Stereoview” images has been converted by the Historical Society to now share on the big screen by using modern 3D glasses. The fun evening will also feature a collection of rare regional short films as well.  The Stereoviews, Vintage Photos and Films will be accompanied by Live Music by the Sandy River Ramblers and narration by Executive Director, Bill Pierce.  Please join us and step back in time to view the Rangeley region as it was 130 years ago! There will be a cash bar and the popcorn will be poppin’ in support of the Rangeley Friends of the Arts. Tickets are just $10.00 and support the museums and programs of the Rangeley Lakes Historical Society and are available in advance at the Outdoor Heritage Museum, in Oquossoc, or the Rangeley History Museum in downtown Rangeley. Come step back in time and support the efforts of your Historical Society at this fun and entertaining evening!

August 15, 2020 

Oquossoc Day

On the Grounds of the Outdoor Heritage Museum 

10:00am-4:00pm

The Village of Oquossoc Celebrates! Over 35 Vendors will fill the grounds of the Outdoor Heritage Museum for an Annual Art, Crafts & Antique Show. Many other events take place throughout the day and around the village including a waterski show, "Sink the Bismarck" Seaplane event, First Responders Challenge Cup featuring Rangeley Boat Rowing races, kayak & blind canoe races! There will also be boat parade, food and more!! A great family fun day.

August 15, 2020

Fly Tier Scott Biron at Outdoor Heritage Museum

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Corner of Rtes. 4 & 17, Oquossoc

Join expert Fly Tier Scott Biron to learn his secrets and techniques for tying awesome flies that catch big Trout and Salmon! Call (207) 864-3091 for more information

September 5, 2020

Fly Tier Justin Crouse at Outdoor Heritage Museum

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Corner of Rtes. 4 & 17, Oquossoc

Justin Crouse of Guide's Choice Flies is an avid angler and superb tier of flies. He is a regular featured tier at Fly Fishing Shows and exhibitions throughout New England. Justin focuses on traditional patterns effective for Northern New England waters. He is very helpful and is happy to share tips and techniques with accomplished and novice tiers. Call (207) 864-3091 for more information

6th Annual Rangeley Regatta

September 25, 2020

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Outdoor Heritage Museum, Corner of Rtes. 4 & 17, Oquossoc

The Rangeley Regatta features teams of students from Stratton, Kingfield, Strong, Phillips, Mt Blue and Rangeley middle school in a fun day of learning and competition. The Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society will host the 6th edition of the Rangeley Regatta at its Outdoor Heritage Museum and the nearby Oquossoc Cove on Rangeley Lake. Events include: Canoe Relay, Kayak Relay, Boys and Girls Crew style races in the museum's fleet of classic Rangeley boats. Other events include Art, Poetry, Public Speaking, Outdoor Team Trivia, Fly Casting, Fly Tying and boys & girls One Mile Road Race. Medals are awarded as well as points towards the Rangeley Regatta Cup. High schools from the central Maine also compete in all water events and then mentor and coach the Middle School Teams. Come cheer on these great kids. Call (207) 864-3091 for more information

 

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