In addition to several wonderful antique vehicles from the Museum's collection, attendees of the Thomaston Independence Day Parade can look forward to a special treat: our 1941 Boeing Stearman will perform a special flyover shortly before the parade begins — keep you eyes to the sky and happy Independence Day to all!
We have had lots of inquiries about our hours on Independence Day. We will be open regular hours on Saturday, July 4 — 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. — you can also catch a museum vehicle or two in the Thomaston, Maine Independence Day Parade!
Pictured is a 1910 Breeze automobile in the 1938 Stonington, Maine Parade with Captain James I. Stinson at the wheel. Image courtesy of the Museum's Lang Library and Education Center.
On July 2, 1937 Amelia Earhart and Navigator Fred Noonan disappeared. The pair, flying a Lockheed Electra 10E, had departed Lae, Territory of New Guinea at approximately 10:00 a.m. local time headed for Howland Island, approximately 2,550 miles across the South Pacific Ocean. Earhart, Noonan and the Lockheed Electra disappeared and no confirmed trace of of them has ever been found. Earhart's disappearance remains one of the most haunting mysteries in the history of aviation.View Post >>
On July 1, 2005 the last Ford Thunderbird was produced, the first Thunderbird rolled off the line 50 years earlier in 1955. The Owls Head Transportation Museum has two Ford Thunderbirds in our collection: a 1955 and a 1957, the latter of the two is registered for the road and is often used for parades, outreach events and demonstrations.View Post >>
Owls Head Transportation Museum
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It's a little dreary outside, but inside the Museum there is plenty to see! Exhibits including our brand new show "The Artist's Passion for the Automobile" featuring more than 20 original works by artist Melbourne Brindle, the award-winning "Faster: The Quest for Speed" and our full-scale Wright Flyer are just a few of the fabulous highlights of a visit to OHTM. Ground Vehicle Conservator Warren Kincaid will be conducting indoor demonstrations at intervals throughout the day and our aircraft restoration hangar is open.
Standard admission is $12, admission for visitors over 65 is $10, and, as always, youth under 18 and retired and active duty military are admitted free! We're open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. take advantage of this rainy day and come explore our Museum.