Fundraising Maine Forestry Museum, Rangeley Maine


In 2012, with the assistance of a small private grant, for the first time in the history of the Museum, our doors were open 5 days a week from Wednesdays through Sundays. By opening our doors with consistent days and hours, we tallied that well over 1200 visitors (not including attendees at events & bus tours) enjoyed and learned the history of the area’s logging industry.

We began our “Open Door” Campaign in 2013 with enough sponsorships that allowed us to again keep our doors “Open” – over 2000 visitors tallied for the 2013 season.

In 2014, our 34th Annual Logging Festival and Parade was recognized and awarded by Yankee Magazine as being, “One of the Top Twenty Maine Events for 2014” – an honor that helped increase our museum visitors over 2700; plus, our Logging Festival attendance increased to well over 1500.  These totals do not include attendees at our annual auction, Trails & Sales Fest or Apple Festival.

We plan to continue our “Open Door” Campaign each year as we owe it to the forestry industry, the Town of Rangeley, the surrounding Plantations, and to our visitors who have come from all over the world, to be open weekly during the entire season.

Maine Forestry Museum is a non-profit 501(c) (3) tax exempt entity that is run entirely by tireless, dedicated volunteers. Our volunteers come from our community, our seasonal-summer residents, and most-ever important, our local school students–the generations that will be responsible for “carrying the torch” to remind future generations of the history of the forestry industry.

We propose to you, whether you are a seasonal or local resident, a friend or relative of a dear one that worked in the logging industry, business, and/or volunteer, a way to work together to support the Museum in a more personal way in order for our “doors to remain open.” Please see our donation form below for the details. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. We hope to see you at the Maine Forestry Museum during our next season!

Full Day donation – $75.00;

Full Week donation – $375.00;

Full Month donation – $2500.00;

Full Season price (4 1/2 months) – $10,000.00

Download the donation form if you would like to send a check with your

“Open Door” donation.


Main Building, Separate Rooms, Gallery, Expansion, Replica Logging Camp, Learning Lab/Classroom, Downstairs Workshop, Stadium/Bleachers, Heavy Equipment Barn, Bridge, Trails, Benches on Trails, Cant Dog Shack, Wood Shed, Flag Poles, Parking Lot, Kitchen, Barrel Train, Saw Mill.



$75,001 – $100,000         Logger’s Platinum Circle

$50,001 – $75,000           Logger’s Golden Circle

$25,001 – $50,000           Saw Mill Circle

$5,001 – $25,000              Boom Chain Club

$4,001 – $5,000                Pick Pole Club

$3,001 – $4,000                Cross Cut Saw Club

$2,001 – $3,000                Cant Dog Club

$1,001 – $2,000                Pulp Hook Club

$25 – $1,000                     Ax Club


Fundraising Maine Forestry Museum, Rangeley Maine