RANGELEY'S RICH OUTDOOR SPORTING HISTORY MEETS
ITS COMMITMENT TO THE
"Best Sporting Museum in New
May /June 2014.
The Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum offers
several important artifacts in its extensive historical collections
that creatively share the region's colorful history.
The Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum offers its
visitors exhibits with artifacts highlighting such Rangeley icons as:
Fly Rod Crosby,
Herb Welch, Carrie
Stevens and "We Took To The Woods” author Louise Dickinson
Rich. Our collection also features numerous 10,000 year old Paleo
Native American artifacts, two world-famous Rangeley Boats, an
extensive array of antique sporting equipment, a working silk fly line
making machine, numerous works of art and a gift shop. These are just
a few examples of what awaits visitors at the
Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum.
New For 2015:
June 12th – The Premiere of a new exhibit:
“From paddles to Pack Baskets and More… the Rustic
Woodcraft of the Great North Woods” will feature
artifacts made of wood that portray our region's proud heritage of
working and playing in the great outdoors. Fishing rods, paddles,
pack baskets, creels, wooden tools, birch bark items, snow shoes,
bowls, boats, canoes and any unique wooden item that was used in the
great outdoors prior to 1960 will highlight this exciting new
exhibit. Please contact Bill Pierce at: email@example.com if you
are interested in donating or loaning a “wooden treasure” to help
tell the story of our region’s remarkable outdoor heritage.
June 20th – The Dedication of the new
Rangeley Boat Monument on the grounds of
OSHM! Not many regions of this great country have their own iconic
watercraft and ours is an important contribution to our special
history. Come to the museum at 10 AM to enjoy coffee and light
refreshments and help us celebrate this new exhibit honoring a truly
authentic regional icon.
June 26-28 - “A Weekend
with Carrie Stevens”… Come celebrate Carrie Stevens, and
her contributions to the world of fly tying and fly fishing. For
more details please click on “Carrie Stevens Page” on the main menu.
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July 3rd – The Premiere of a new exhibit:
“Eisenhower Comes to Rangeley” In the
summer of 1955, Dwight Eisenhower visited and fly-fished in the
Rangeley Region during a Presidential tour of northern New England.
A Maine Guide by the name of Don Cameron was selected to guide the
“Leader of the Free World”. OSHM has received a donation of an
original oil on canvas portrait of guide Don Cameron painted by the
President while in office. We have also acquired several
artifacts including newspaper articles, photos, White House letters
and audio tapes that will all help to share this unique story.
Please contact Bill Pierce at:
firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in donating or loaning
any items or wish to share any reminiscent pertinent to this event.