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.
As we plan for 2016, here is just a snapshot of some of
what we are working on over the winter:
are planning and scheduling a new 2016 edition of our successful Saturday
Summer Series which will offer a compelling roster of interesting
historical speakers, programs, events, artists and authors.
Our Native American collections are growing and we are pursuing avenues that
will allow us to expand upon and better share this important portion of our
region’s history. We now have on our OSHM grounds... one of the oldest
known man-made stone structures in the new world! We have acquired a Paleo
Native American meat cache from the Caribou hunting site on the Upper Magalloway.
We have many recently acquired Rangeley artifacts that we are currently
accessioning into our collections and will install into some existing exhibits
such as a unique 1903 Carleton sailing canoe with local history and vintage
OSHM will premiere 2 new exhibits. We will share more with you about in the
In September, we’ll host the 2nd Annual Rangeley Regatta with
middle school teams boys and girls from throughout Franklin Co in rowing races
in classic Rangeley boats, canoe & kayak races, fly casting & tying, archery,
art contest and a road race. We will see if the Rangeley Middle School can
successfully defend their title.
2016 promises to be another great year of fun, learning
and excitement at OSHM. We'll share more as the schedule develops.
For more information or to make a reservation please
contact Bill Pierce at our winter phone # 207-491-4771 or by email at: