Owls Head Transportation Museum hosts ‘Pioneers, Innovators’ speakers’ series

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 OWLS HEAD – Join the Owls Head Transportation Museum for a four-part series of events that celebrates the pioneers and innovators of Maine's business community. Like the stories of daredevils and inventors told through the Museum’s collection, the modern-day entrepreneurs featured in this series have earned notoriety by blending convention with contemporary.

Celebrate the unique journeys of notable local businesses as the details behind their inventions and ideas are revealed. Indulge your curiosity as these dynamic speakers share their stories of success and open up about the ingenuity, luck and grit it takes to make it here in Maine.

Program topics and schedule follows:

  • Saturday, January 20 – Serial Innovators: Dynamic industry leaders and families who are driven by the mission of invention.

At the first installment in the series, audience members will be exposed to the inspirational stories from three local businesses propelled to succeed by working to develop the 'next big thing' in their industries.

The lineup for this event includes

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Bath Iron Works


Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding

The Stanley Museum

  • Saturday, February 17 – Niche Purveyors: Midcoast self-starters inspired by their passion to meet public demand
  • Saturday, March 24 – Innovative Spirits: Sample tasty stories from Maine’s community of craft brewers, distillers and vintners
  • Saturday, April 21 – Rare Breed: Business models nurturing the simplicity of planting, harvesting and crafting product by hand.

The community events will be held the dates listed from 1-3 p.m. at 117 Museum Street in Owls Head on Route 73, just a few miles from downtown Rockland. Light refreshments will be provided and admission is free with a suggested donation of $10 donation to support OHTM’s upcoming School Vacation Programs. 

To reserve seats at one or all of these events and find out more information, visit owlshead.org/events. Want to be social with OHTM? Find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for exciting announcements year round. 

ABOUT OWLS HEAD TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM: From the world’s first autos to vintage race cars and some of the most significant early aircraft still flying today, the Owls Head Transportation Museum is home to a world-class operating collection of pre-1940 ground vehicles, engines, aircraft and more. With a focus on education and audience engagement, the Museum hosts more than a dozen annual events where collection pieces are demonstrated to the delight of visitors from all over the world.

Event Dates: 
Sat, 01/20/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Sat, 02/17/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Sat, 03/17/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm