Our Mission and Vision Statement


Our Mission:

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.

Our Vision:

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

 

Vendor Registration Form 

MFM Competitor Registration Form

 

Click here for printable MFM 2015 Schedule of Events

 

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.

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Accolades

Many thanks to

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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.

Membership

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

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR MEMBERSHIP FORM.

Donations

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!

Click here to view a great short video of the Rangeley Region created by “The Activities Guide to Maine” Magazine during the summer/fall of 2013.

guide-star-logoContact the Maine Forestry Museum at:                                                                                 

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
E-Mail:maineforestrymuseumrangeley@gmail.com

Or contact directly at email:

Ken Astor, MFM President at kennyastor@gmail.com

Maine Forestry Museum located in Rangeley Maine, (Formerly Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum)