OWLS HEAD — As the outdoor temperature tanks, warm up at the Owls Head Transportation Museum with a sizzling list of hot new programs and upcoming exhibits, according to OHTM, in a news release.
Holidays at the Museum - Sunday, December 8, at 10 a.m.
Take a break from holiday shopping to visit with Santa and his helpers at OHTM. The Museum’s main display will be transformed into a holiday workshop with areas to write letters to Santa, decorate cookies and make ornaments and other holiday crafts.
At noon, everyone can bundle up and head outside to watch Santa arrive in a vintage aircraft. Once inside, he'll read a holiday story while folks warm up with our hot cocoa station. Before he heads back to the North Pole, Santa will collect the Polar AirMail and answer the questions your kids are dying to ask.
At 1:30 p.m., the Midcoast Community Band will get in the spirit of the season with a holiday concert while everyone indulges on a seasonal spread of treats. This event is free for all ages and open to the public.
Owls Head Resident Days
The museum is excited to announce the rollout of Owls Head Resident Days, a new community giving program starting this fall. Every fourth Sunday of the month from November to April, the museum will offer free admission to residents of the town of Owls Head. As always, youth under the age of 18 are free. There are no special coupons, tickets or passes needed to participate. Residents of Owls Head, Maine are invited to simply check in at the admissions desk and present a government-issued, photo ID card that demonstrates proof of residence in Owls Head.
Join OHTM for a brand new lecture series covering countless trending transportation topics throughout the year. Delivered by the curator, guest speakers and other industry experts, Transport Talks are included with the cost of admission and will be held on the fourth Saturday of every month, at 1 p.m., in the museum’s auditorium. All family activities, including the brand new lecture series Transport Talks, are free with the cost of admission.
Pedaling to Progress: Bicycles from 1800s-1920s
Opening Winter 2020, the first exhibition of the year is all about cycling and the countless ways that bicycles have impacted the way people travel. As modern designers continue to advance the industry through cutting-edge technology, cycling culture at its core has always been grounded in social change, like helping the masses shift away from animal power, driving the initial force behind major road improvements and creating new independence for women and middle-class families. Explore the golden age of this two-wheeled machine so versatile and liberating that it permanently changed the landscape of American economics and consumer culture.
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