On this date in 1910, French aviator Henri Fabre takes off from the water in Martiques, France. Believe it or not, Fabre had never actually flown a plane or anything else before that day, but he managed to fly the craft a very respectable .5 km, making "Hydravion" the first seaplane in history.View Post >>
Kite Week pre-registration for Household Members and above begins today! Be sure to reserve your spot for these fun and creative School Vacation Week Workshops.
Not a Household Member? Join today and receive priority registration for all of our school vacation activities.
General registration opens on April 3. Come join in the kite making fun! For more information, visit http://owlshead.org/events/detail/kite-week.
This two-day indoor event attracts approximately 70 exhibitors and features a vast array of models of all kinds including trains, aircraft, boats, automobiles and more. Radio controlled model demonstrations, children’s activities and other programs highlight this popular spring event. Modelers from throughout Maine and beyond display a mix of kit models as well as handmade creations and collectibles. This show is a celebration of all types of models, and exhibitors are expected to bring everything from antique steam engines to cars, planes, ships and trains.
On Saturday, April 8, we will also feature our ever-popular children's “Make-and-Take” model workshop beginning at 10:30 am. An annual favorite, the workshop allows each participant to build his or her own sans-glue, snap kit model. A variety of styles will be available, and children can choose from a selection of cars, trucks and aircraft. Instruction and all materials will be provided, and the workshop is free.
For more information, visit: http://owlshead.org/events/detail/midcoast-model-festival.