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The Maine Forestry Museum is now closed for the 2018 season. Thanks to all our members, volunteers and especially visitors. Hope to see you in 2019!!!!! ...

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Apple Festival going on now! Breakfast is grrrreat!!! ...

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The Maine Forestry Museum held its annual meeting on Sunday, September 16 to elect its Board of Directors. We are pleased to announce the board as follows:
Executive Committee
Mark Beauregard-President
Chris Farmer-Vice President
Janice Washington-Treasurer
Ellie Doyle- Secretary
Ken Astor
Board Members
Alyssa Andrews
Joe Doyle
Ray Heaton
Peter Johnson
Jessica White

We would like to sincerely Thank our outgoing Vice President-Tom McAllister, Treasurer- Barb Eller & Curator Board Member- Ken White, for all their hard work and dedication over the past years.
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The Franklin County Narrow Gauges

The release of The Franklin County Narrow Gauges The Next Stop is Rangeley, an in-depth historical perspective by Guy Rioux, published by Dan Rand Publishing and is available for sale here. This first volume details the Phillips and Rangeley railroads also includes the history of the Madrid and Eustis railroads. With your purchase, we will include a beautiful, 11″x17″ line-drawing of the Reddington Railroad Train Station. Line-drawings are limited so get your order in now. Books are now limited with less than 80 copies left.

 

Rangeley Lakes Region

Through photographs and ample captions, Rangeley Lakes Region tells the history of Rangeley, Maine, a town much loved by residents and visitors alike in Maine’s western region of mountains and lakes. Black-and-white photographs throughout the 128 pages. By R. Donald Palmer, President of Rangeley Lakes Historical Society. Contributing author Margaret Yocom (Chapter 4. “Logging the Timberwoods”). Published by Arcadia (Tempus Publishing, Portsmouth, NH, April 2004).
“Rangeley Lakes Region”
Book $24.00 (includes S&H)

Working The Woods

In sections arranged by birch, oak, spruce, and more, “Working the Woods” tells the story of the Northern Forest in Maine through the lives of 21 workers in the woods: basket makers, canoe builders, guides, hunters, loggers, poets, tinkerers, wood carvers, and more. The artists range throughout the state of Maine, from Ashland and Presque Isle in the north to Rangeley and Paris in the west and east to Montville and Old Town, and beyond.

By Margaret Yocom and Kathleen Mundell, with Peggy McKenna. Features photographs by Cedric Chatterley, Jere de Waters, Melville McLean, Peggy McKenna, and Margaret Yocom. All proceeds go to the work of the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum. Design by Amy Fischer, Camden, Maine. Cover art by Margaret Rizzio.

“It’s not you that handles the wood, it’s the wood that leads you.” Wolf Sanipass, wood carver.
“Working the Woods” book $3.00