Our most impressive event of the season is right around the corner and we're really looking forward to it! This year the Wings & Wheels Spectacular (Saturday August 8 and Sunday, August 9) features assorted aerobatic performances and WWII Warbirds as well as a special treat: on Sunday, August 9 at 3:00 p.m. one of Maine's favorite musical acts, The Mallett Brothers Band, will perform at the Museum! Don't miss this exciting, action-packed weekend!View Post >>
Though there is a bit of speculation about the year, most accounts indicate that actress Clara Bow was born on July 29, 1905, 110 years ago today. The feisty redhead from Brooklyn was an unlikely star, born into poverty, she entered —and subsequently won — a magazine beauty contest at age 16. The contest served to catalyze her career as a star of the silent screen, and she is remembered as the original It girl. We're honored to be the stewards of Clara's beautiful Springfield, Massachusetts built 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Derby Tourer which was reportedly an engagement present from cowboy actor Rex Bell. The car was delivered to the starlet at Paramount Studios and is among the Museum's most storied collection pieces. Of course it still runs today!View Post >>
Have you purchased your tickets to the Barnstormers Ball on Saturday, September 12? Our second annual evening fundraising gala is shaping up to be a can't miss event! We invite you to join us as we dance the night away to the sounds of revered band Wavelength while enjoying specialty cocktails, Maine made wine, beer and delicious, locally-inspired hors d'oeuvres catered by Swan’s Way.
Several raffles will be offered throughout the evening and tickets for each of them will be available for purchase on site only. Stay tuned for details as a number of exciting prize packages will be offered! In Barnstormers Ball tradition, we'll draw the winner of a 1960 MGA Mk I roadster (tickets are available here: http://owlshead.org/events/detail/2015-mg-raffle) and a single item live auction will invite guests to bid on a fantastic CedarWorks play set.
Tickets to the Barnstormers Ball are available for purchase online or by calling the Museum at (207) 594-4418. Proceeds benefit museum educational programs.
On Sunday, July 26 the Owls Head Transportation Museum participated in the Misselwood Concours d'Elegance for the third consecutive year. Executive Director Russ Rocknak, Trustees Norm and Molly Shanklin and several members of the Museum staff including Curator and Education Director Ethan Yankura, Ground Vehicle Conservator Warren Kincaid and Public Relations Director Jenna Lookner journeyed to Endicott College to participate in the 70 mile Tour d'Elegance on Saturday and the Concours d'Elegance on Sunday. The Museum exhibited our rare 1904 Mercedes Simplex, one of few such vehicles known extant, the stunning antique was a sensation on the Concours field, and was awarded first place in the Best of Brass and Nickel pre-1925 class. Under the Owls Head Transportation Museum banner, the Shanklins ran their stunning 1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost in the Tour d'Elegance and exhibited the vehicle on the concours field the following day, the Silver Ghost was awarded the 2015 Ervin "Bud" Lyon III Best of Show award and the Endicott Award. The OHTM team was thrilled to be a part of this great event, which raises scholarship funds for students at Endicott College where the event takes place on the school's breathtaking seaside Misselwood Estate.View Post >>
OHTM Executive Director Russ Rocknak captured this great shot of Museum Trustees Norm and Molly Shanklin participating in the Misselwood Tour d'Elegance in their beautiful 1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost on Saturday, July 25. Museum Public Relations Director Jenna Lookner and Education Director and Curator Ethan Yankura had the privilege of riding along on the tour — and the group managed to tie for first place in the fun tour trivia contest! The Shanklin's Silver Ghost won Best in Show and the Endicott Award the following day at the outstanding Misselwood Concours d'Elegance.View Post >>