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Monday, August 7, 2017 at 7:00pm
Train to Barnjum
Lecture by author Randall Probert

Randall Probert, author of "Train to Barnjum" and many other Maine books, will be at The Wilhelm Reich Museum's Conference Center on Dodge Pond Road in Rangeley. Come hear this exciting story and the many other he will talk about. The books will be for sale and he will be happy to sign them as well.

For 56 years, from 1879 - 1935, the Sandy River and Rangeley Lake Railroad was an important transportation system for the entrepreneurs in the early lumbering industry in North Franklin County. Opening a vast woodland forest, it became a necessity for the local residents and farmers who serviced the growing lumbering operations. It took a lot of food to feed hungry workers, so the contractors depended on moose, caribou and deer to feed the men. But when the Maine Warden Service was established in 1880, the legislature passed a law prohibiting the commercial killing of wild animals to feed the crews. Sterling Silvanus became a game warden and together with his wife Wynola, they enforced the laws and patrolled the woods and lumbering communities along the Sandy River and Rangeley Lake Railroad for more than 20 years. ...and Sterling unravels the mystery of Kirby Morgan's disappearance.

  • Time: 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 7th
  • Place: Wilhelm Reich Museum Conference Center, Dodge Pond Road, Rangeley, Maine
  • Contribution: Tickets are $10 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under; tickets are availabe at the Rangeley Chamber of Commerce as well as the museum office & bookstore

Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (207) 864-3443 or e-mail: wreich@rangeley.org





Monday, August 14, 2017 at 7:00pm
Birdwatching in Maine: A Site Guide
A Lecture by Derek Lovtich and Kirk Betts

Derek Lovitch, Editor of "Birdwatching in Maine: A Site Guide" and Kirk Betts who did the research in the Rangeley area for this book, will be at The Wilhelm Reich Museum's Conference Center on Dodge Pond Road in Rangeley. Come hear thier exciting stories of the best places to find birds in Maine. The book will be for sale and they will be happy to sign them as well.

With nearly 450 species of birds recorded, Maine offers an abundance of birding opportunities for people of all levels of interest and experience, from those looking beyond their backyards for the first time to knowledgeable visitors looking to plug a hole in their list of sightings. The state's wealth of undeveloped land and its extensive coastline, countless islands, and varied habitat combine to host an impressive diversity of birds at all times of year. Birders travel to Maine from near and far to seek hard-to-find species, from the only Atlantic Puffins breeding in the United States on offshore islands to Bicknell's Thrushes high in the mountains.

This book fills an important niche for the bird watching community by offering comprehensive entries detailing the best locations for finding birds throughout the state for enthusiasts of all levels of skill and interest. It contains descriptions of 201 birding sites in Maine, with explicit directions on how to get there, for all sixteen of the state's counties (several as large as other New England states!). Each chapter features a county map, a brief overview by Derek J. Lovitch, numerous specific site guides, and a list of rarities. The book also contains a detailed and useful species accounts guide for finding the most sought-after birds.

Lavishly illustrated in color throughout, "Bird watching in Maine" is the best available resource for finding birds in the largest of the New England states.

  • Time: 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 14th
  • Place: Wilhelm Reich Museum Conference Center, Dodge Pond Road, Rangeley, Maine
  • Contribution: Tickets are $10 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under; tickets are availabe at the Rangeley Chamber of Commerce as well as the museum office & bookstore

Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (207) 864-3443 or e-mail: wreich@rangeley.org

Monday, August 21, 2017 at 7:00pm
Square Dance Party at Orgonon

Grab your partner and do-si-do yourself to a Square Dance Party at the Wilhelm Reich Museum's Conference Center on Dodge Pond Road in Rangeley, on Monday, August 21st from 7:00 to 9 p.m. No experience or reservations necessary. National Caller and Rangeley resident, Red Bates, will teach all the moves. Families and singles welcome. Casual dress.

  • Time: 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 21st
  • Place: Wilhelm Reich Museum Conference Center, Dodge Pond Road, Rangeley, Maine
  • Contribution: Tickets are $10 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under; tickets are availabe at the Rangeley Chamber of Commerce as well as the museum office & bookstore

Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (207) 864-3443 or e-mail: wreich@rangeley.org







Please check back as the Museum regularly hosts many other events. We also host summer conferences and the Natural Science Programs. Past events include charity auctions, visits with Santa Claus for the children of the Rangeley Lakes region, musical performances, and more.



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