Our Mission and Vision Statement
To preserve the rich cultural heritage of forestry and conservation in the State of Maine so that it may be shared with generations to come; to educate about the contributions of logging, logging families, and the forestry industry; to instill appreciation for the natural resources of the Maine forest; and to inspire visitors to support this cultural preservation and encourage others to join in the effort.
Grow awareness of the Maine Forestry Museum through enhanced communication efforts.
Cultivate capable future stewards of Maine’s natural resources by creating a deeper connection between Maine’s young citizens and its forests through on-site interactive educational opportunities for middle- and high-schoolers across the state.
Expand the Museum facility to accommodate and display additional artifacts, exhibits, and interactive learning experiences that bring lessons of our history, related science, and environmental stewardship to life.
Establish long-term financial support of the mission and vision through a dedicated effort and increased focus on fundraising.
***2015 Maine Forestry Museum’s Schedule of Events***
Saturday, 4th of July – Annual Benefit (reserved) Auction. Preview at 9:30 a.m. Auction at 10:30 a.m. Benefit Auctioneers: Glen and Rosie Carlow of Carlow’s Countryside Auction.
Friday and Saturday, 24th and 25th of July – Celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the MFM’s Logging Festival and Parade. Friday 10:00 to 4:00 p.m. fairgrounds. Friday Evening Program 7:00 to 9:00 p.m, includes Miss and Mr. Wood Chip Contest and Logger’s Hall of Fame – location at museum fairgrounds. Saturday’s parade begins at 10:00 a.m. on Main Street. Festival begins at 11:00 a.m. at MFM’s fairgrounds, immediately following parade.
Saturday, August 22nd – Trails & Sales Festival. Celebration of MFM’s trail system. Live music, food concessions, trails to Haley Pond with picnic tables on shore, chainsaw carvers, woodworkers, fiber artisans with alpacas and sheep with demonstrations throughout the day, indoor and outdoor logging equipment displays, demonstrations with over 50 vendors in attendance, children’s games and more. Coincides with the Mason Widower’s Sons benefit motorcycle ride, “Maddie’s Run”
Saturday, 3rd of October – 23rd Annual Apple Harvest Festival. Location at The Church of the Good Shepard, 2614 Main Street, Rangeley. Breakfast begins at 9:00 a.m., beef stew and butternut/parsnip soup luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. to sell-out. Children’s Pumpkin Activity Center, baked foods table, “Witchy-Worm” funhouse, apple pressing, chainsaw carvers, indoor/outdoor logging displays, vendors and more!
Highlights from 2014 RLRLM Rangeley Logging Festival
The Museum will open for the 2015 season in mid-June from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m.
We welcome large groups and bus tours! To schedule a museum presentation and a special time for your group visit, please contact us to make arrangements. Special rates apply for group tours.
Many thanks to
YANKEE MAGAZINE for awarding us with one of the “2014 BEST IN NEW ENGLAND’S TOP 20 MAINE EVENTS” FOR OUR 34TH ANNUAL LOGGING FESTIVAL WEEKEND,
JULY 25 & 26, 2014.
Maine Forestry Museum memberships are a great way to support the Museum! Benefits include a 10% discount at the gift shop, 10% off vendor booths, and free entry for your family and friends into the Museum by showing your membership card.
Individual Membership cost $10.00
Family Membership cost $20.00
Donations of any amount are gratefully accepted.
Maine Forestry Museum is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.
Your donation is tax deductible.
Your donation helps us to keep our doors open to share this vital history of the Maine woods with the rest of the world!
Phone: (207) 864-3939
By Mail: P.O. Box 154, Rangeley, ME 04970
Delivery Address or Directions:
221 Stratton Road, Route 16, Rangeley, ME 04970
Maine Forestry Museum located in Rangeley Maine, (Formerly Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum)