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It’s Roaring History, Not Boring History! Seashore Trolley Speakeasy 2015!

Don’t you think that when something is “prohibited”, partaking feels…naughty???  And EVERYBODY likes to be naughty sometimes!

The Kennebunks’most interesting gala is back – We’re hosting our second Seashore Trolley Speakeasy on Friday, August 21, 2015.

6-10:30 pm, at Seashore Trolley Museum, 195 Log Cabin Rd, Kennebunkport, Maine.

Prohibition-era Streetcars offer the perfect atmosphere for a Speakeasy, and this year’s theme is “Chicago Gangster”! Period dress is encouraged (1920-1933) but not required.

It’s going to be a rip-roaring good time … with drink, dance,  live blues & jazz, and raffles with fabulous prizes!

Tickets must be reserved in advance.  $50/person includes a light buffet dinner (including an adaptation of Al Capone’s favorite pasta dish.)Food by Blue Elephant Events & Catering

Cash Bar by The Dogfish Company.  We’re bringing back 2014’s signature cocktail, the “Seashore 75” and introducing the new “Seashore 76”. 

How To Reserve Tickets

Call 207-967-2800, ext 101 or 111

Or email: director@neerhs.org

Or download an order form

Or purchase on-line 

 

Sip a Seashore 75

Sip a Seashore 75

Vintage Streetcars make  moody lounges!

Vintage Streetcars make moody lounges!

With a Seashore 75 in her hand!

With a Seashore 75 in her hand!

Live music of the era!

Live music of the era!

You know you look sharp when you go retro.

You know you look sharp when you go retro.

Follow the event on facebook.com

 

Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport Maine is Cooking Up its 16th Annual Pumpkin Patch Trolley

Child in the pumpkin patch!

Child in the pumpkin patch!

Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport Maine is Cooking Up its 16th Annual Pumpkin Patch Trolley

Seashore Trolley Museum’s 16th Annual Pumpkin Patch Trolley, on the last two weekends of September, will have activities to please kids, adults and foodies.

Rain or shine, on September 20, 21 and 27, 28 – from 10 am to 3 pm – Seashore Trolley is the place to celebrate fall with streetcar rides to the pumpkin field, pumpkin decorating and games for the kids. Adults can enter either or both of the recipe competitions held on the two Saturdays of the event.

On Saturday, September 20, contestants in the Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale Recipe Contest will offer tastings of entries that include Pumpkinhead Ale as an ingredient. Each category (Bread/dessert; Soup/chili/stew; appetizer/salad; and Meat/poultry/fish) will have a first and second place winner. All prizes are provided by Shipyard Brewing Company. A People’s Choice and a Grand Prize – a year’s worth of beer – will also be awarded.

On Saturday, September 27, the Pumpkin Dessert Recipe Contest returns. First, second, and third place prizes will be provided by King Arthur Flour. Entries will be offered for sale after judging is complete.

Children in grades 3 through 7 are eligible to enter the Seashore Trolley Museum Autumn Poetry Contest For Kids. Winning entries will be selected from Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-7. Winners will be announced on September 27, 2014. Every child entering the contest will receive a pass to visit the Museum during Pumpkin Patch Trolley.

Rules and entry forms for all three contests can be found at trolleymuseum.org or at facebook.com/pumpkinpatchtrolley.

Seashore Trolley Museum is the world’s oldest and largest electric railway museum. The scope and quality of the Museum’s collection of public transit vehicles attracts visitors from across the country and the globe. Offering rides (with your dog) on vintage streetcars, exhibits, hiking and a museum store, the museum is appealing to all age groups.

For additional details, contact director@neerhs.org or call 207-967-2800 ext 101.
http://www.trolleymuseum.org.

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At Seashore Trolley Museum we are building on our connection to Theodore Roosevelt

Seashore Trolley Museum is developing new programs based on the relationship that Theodore Roosevelt had to one of the interurban cars in our collection, and on his fondness for Maine.

As the 100th Anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt’s death approaches in 2019, Seashore Trolley Museum is honoring his memory by planning an annual Teddy Roosevelt event, and by focusing on his connection to a beautiful interurban coach car in the Museum’s collection.

Built in 1912, the interurban coach named Narcissus is an aesthetic standout, and holds the distinction of having transported Ex-President Theodore Roosevelt from Lewiston to Portland on August 18, 1914. At Seashore Trolley Museum, and in the State of Maine, that approaching Centennial is newsworthy.

The Museum is planning an annual Teddy Roosevelt event, which will debut in 2015. With intellectual and historical components, as well as activities that are just plain fun, the event is intended to generate funds that can be applied toward restoring the Narcissus to operating condition, with the goal of completing it by 2019.

In the meantime, building on the renewed interest that Ken Burns’ seven-part, 14 hour documentary ‘The Roosevelts: An Intimate History’, will generate, Seashore Trolley Museum is collaborating with Brick Store Museum on a Theodore Roosevelt-themed exhibit to be placed in Seashore’s “Morrison Hill Station”, an antique building which was originally located on the Portland-Lewiston line where the Narcissus operated. Burns’ documentary will air on PBS over seven nights beginning September 14.

Seashore Trolley Museum is the world’s oldest and largest electric railway museum. The scope and quality of the Museum’s collection of public transit vehicles attracts visitors from across the country and the globe. Offering rides (with your dog) on vintage streetcars, exhibits, hiking and a museum store, the museum is appealing to all age groups.

Learn more about the Narcissus at http://trolleymuseum.org/collection/browse.php?id=00014IME

http://www.trolleymuseum.org

Counting Down to Seashore Trolley Speakeasy August 22, 2014

Seashore 75 in Speakeasy Cocktail Glass

With a Seashore 75 in her hand!

With a Seashore 75 in her hand!

Recipe for the signature drink – the Seashore 75 – check.

Cocktail bar setup designed – check.

Mocktail choices in addition to alcoholic drinks – check.

Performers lined up – check.

Ambient music for lounge areas – check.

Amazing raffle prizes – check.

Excellent food – check.

Endorsed by Maine’s largest newspaper?  – check.   http://mainetoday.com/eat-drink/snacktime-maine-food-drink-news-know-week/

Seashore Trolley Museum’s 75th Season is Packed with Special Events and Activities!

June 7: Seashore Trolley Dog Day activities include:

Ride trolleys, visit exhibit barns, and wander the campus with your dog.  Demos by dog-related organizations throughout the day, and vendors of dog-related products and services. Blessing of the Dogs. Dog Wash and Dog “manicures”. Dog Fashion Show: 1 PM.  Categories: Fashionista; Best Coordinating Outfits, dog and owner; Most Adorable;Best Railway Theme Outfit; Best Celebrity Look Alike Dog; Best in Show Male and Female. Prizes in every category.   Behavior and Training Tips. Lunch Service provided by Ned’s Bakes & BBQ’s.

July and August Every Wed & Thu Evening: Ice Cream & Sunset Trolley Ride. Arrive any time after 4:30 PM, with a picnic or grab a light meal from Beach Dawgs’ food cart. $5/person to view exhibits, enjoy live music, have an ice cream cone & 7 PM trolley ride.

Every Wednesday, July and August: Seashore Trolley Story Time– 10:30 AM read-aloud transportation-themed stories come alive when followed by a trolley ride! Lunch service available from Beach Dawgs’ food cart.

Every Thursday, July and August: Seashore Trolley Morning Movie Time for Kids– 10:30 AM short movie followed by a trolley ride. Lunch service available from Beach Dawgs’ food cart.

Every Wednesday, July and August: Town House Shop Daily Demonstration Time – 12:45

July 5: Founders Day 75th Anniversary Celebration: Music at 11 AM, Narrated Trolley Parade at 2 PM, dunk tank fund-raiser, Seashore Trolley Trivia games & more. Visiting horses from LaDawn Therapeutic Riding Center for kids to pet and learn about. Caricatures.  Lunch Service provided by Ned’s Bakes & BBQ’s.

July 13: Moxie Day when the New England Moxie Congress comes to the Museum with the Moxie model railroad and all kinds of Moxie memorabilia.  There’s even a “Moxie Mutt” contest this year! Lunch Service provided by Ned’s Bakes & BBQ’s.

August 2: Vintage Costume Day and Ice Cream Social.Costume Parade at 1 PM. “Ice Cream Social” serving home made products reminds us of days gone by. Ladies, do you want advice about makeup that enhances your vintage outfit?  Problem solved! Makeup consultant will provide makeup demos and makeovers.

August 22: Seashore Trolley Speakeasy. (Shhhh…don’t tell the law!) Vintage streetcars that operated during Prohibition (1920-1933) will make perfect Speakeasy “Lounges”! Food, cocktails, live music, and silent films of the era; Trolley Rides between “Lounges” and Visitor Center; Raffles. Food by Blue Elephant Events and Catering. Full bar service including “The Seashore 75”, a brand new cocktail invented for this occasion. Admission $50. Cash Bar. Tickets available only in advance.

August 23: Antique Autos of August at Seashore Trolley Museum – large car show with auto related vendors and special crafts vendors for the ladies…and all our usual daily activities!

Sep 20/21 and Sep 27/28: Pumpkin Patch Trolley

Children’s writing contest, Ride to the pumpkin patch, decorate a pumpkin and enjoy a variety of kids’ games and activities. Weekend 1 includes a cooking contest using Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale as an ingredient. Weekend 2 includes a pumpkin dessert contest using King Arthur Flour as an ingredient and Lunch Service provided by Ned’s Bakes & BBQ’s. Schedule will be at http://www.trolleymuseum.org.

Oct 11: Transit Day – Seashore’s “We’re More Than Just a” Trolley Museum Day  Rapid transit cars, buses, and trackless trolleys, as well as streetcars are on the move. It’s a day for visitors to enjoy the full scope of our vehicle collection.

Then we reopen for Christmas Prelude in December!Image

Seashore Trolley Speakeasy

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We’re having a great time planning our first Speakeasy

for August 22, 2014. (6-10:30 PM)

Vintage streetcars that operated during the Prohibition (1920-1933) will make perfect speakeasy “lounges”!

Featuring food, cocktails, live music, outdoor silent films inspired by the era; rides between the event area and our Visitor Center; raffles.

  Food by Blue Elephant Events and Catering

Full bar service by Dogfish Bar & Grill featuring “The Seashore 75”, a brand new cocktail invented for the occasion.

Admission $50.  Cash Bar.

LIMITED # of tickets to be sold. Tickets available ONLY in advance.

Seashore Trolley Speakeasy Ticket Order  # Tickets ____ @ $50/ ticket = Total $______.

  • Email address where we should send receipt: ____________________________
  • Your Tickets are your “Passwords” to the Speakeasy; they will be waiting for you at Seashore Trolley’s ticket counter starting at  5:30 pm on 8/22/14. (Event is from 6 to 10:30 pm).
  • Name we should hold tickets for:_____________________________________________.
  • Cancellations before August 1, 2014 are subject to a $10/ticket handling fee.  No cancellations can be processed after July 31, 2014.
  • Please enclose a Credit Card Number, Check, or Money Order. If using a credit card, please fill in the following:

Credit Card Type – Please Check One: [ ] Master Card [ ] Visa [ ] Discover [ ] American Express

Card No. _________________________________ Expiration Date ____/______ Verification # _______*

* A three or four digit number usually found on the right side of the signature space on back of card.

 

Name on Credit Card_____________________________ Signature ______________________________

Name: ________________________________________ Telephone# _________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________

City: ____________________________ State/Prov: ____________________ Zip: ___________

Please make checks payable to New England Electric Railway Historical Society

 

Mail Order form & payment to Seashore Trolley Museum, P.O. Box A, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-1690

Or you may place your order by phone.  Call 207-967-2800 extension 111 or 101

New Service at Seashore Trolley Offers Easy Access to Kennebunkport Conservation Trust Trails

SmithPreserveMapSeashore Trolley Museum kicked off a new relationship with Kennebunkport Conservation Trust.  Visitors to Seashore may now board a vintage streetcar for a 1.4 mile ride on Seashore’s private railway to Seashore’s “Talbott Park”, where they can disembark and enjoy a unique hiking experience.

From Talbott Park, Seashore Trolley Museum’s rail right of way offers easy access to Kennebunkport Conservation Trust’s Edwin L. Smith Preserve trail system.  Hikers who choose to disembark at Talbott Park can return to catch a later scheduled trolley back to Seashore’s Visitor. Until now, visitors were not given the option of leaving the trolley at the Talbott Park loop.

We are excited to extend the use of our vintage trolleys beyond being demonstrations of the past.  In this limited sense, we are returning them to their original purpose – providing transportation to a destination.  We are also excited about building a stronger relationship with Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, and helping the public gain convenient access to the Edwin L. Smith Preserve area of their trail system.

While initially the option will be limited to people who want to use the trails on foot, Seashore is seeking ways to transport bicycles for use on the trails in the future.

Seashore Trolley Museum is the world’s oldest and largest electric railway museum.  The scope and quality of the Museum’s collection of public transit vehicles attracts visitors from across the country and the globe.   Offering rides on vintage streetcars, exhibits, educational tours, special events, and a museum store with books, toys, gifts, and snacks – and now access to hiking trails – the museum is appealing to all age groups and is dog-friendly.

Museum hours are from 10 AM to 5 PM from Memorial Day through Columbus Day, and weekends in early May and late October. The Museum is located at 195 Log Cabin Road in Kennebunkport.

For more information, contact director@neerhs.org or call 207-967-2800, ext 101.

http://www.trolleymuseum.org