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The Outdoor Heritage Museum is now closed for the season.
Thank you all for you continuing support.
We will re-open on May 7, 2021!
Reopening May 7, 2021
Outdoor Heritage Museum…
A Historical Treasure Trove Lies in Store for Visitors!
Open Weds. - Sunday 10-4PM
Through Oct. 10, 2021
Your visit to the Rangeley Region would be incomplete without stopping by The Outdoor Heritage Museum in Oquossoc Village. This popular museum, operated by the Rangeley Lakes Historical Society, features interesting exhibits highlighting the human experience surrounding our region’s unique natural resources. The archive contains beautiful wildlife and nature-based art as well as numerous artifacts, vintage film presentations and countless unique photographs that provide a rare glimpse into the region’s nationally significant outdoor history. OHM is the Historical Society’s second museum and is entering its ninth season of celebrating the colorful history of Rangeley region. OHM named “Best Sporting Museum in New England” by Yankee Magazine, will premiere 3 new exhibits and numerous newly acquired artifacts in the 2019 season and will also provide a great roster of entertaining programs featuring speakers, artists,
authors and craftsmen with its Saturday Summer Series!
Upon arriving at the museum’s location in the heart of the charming village of Oquossoc, visitors will find numerous interesting displays on the grounds, such as an authentic 12,000-year-old Native American meat cache used during their caribou hunt and two breathtaking bronze sculptures by nationally acclaimed artist Forest Hart. The grounds also feature an exhibit honoring the World- Famous Rangeley Boat as well as several other regionally-important artifacts...and that is before you even step inside!
Once, inside you’ll find a fully intact authentic, circa 1910, rustic cabin that was moved from its original location and reassembled and furnished right inside the museum. The exhibit sharing the 1956 fishing trip of President Dwight Eisenhower offers numerous artifacts, vintage film, audio tape and a portrait of Ike’s Rangeley Guide painted by the President himself. Other exhibits highlight local entrepreneurs and sporting legends who enjoyed national celebrity status. You'll get to know Cornelia “Fly Rod” Crosby, Carrie Stevens and Herb Welch to name but a few. Unique craftsmanship, beauty and ingenuity are revealed again and again in the wide variety of vintage outdoor equipment, rare fish and wildlife mounts and art in the museum’s collections.
In addition to its important artifacts and the stories they share, the award-winning museum is slated to again offer an impressive slate of special events every Saturday in July and August. We'll also host many social and educational events off-site as well! This is just a sample of what lies in store for visitors to the Outdoor Heritage Museum. The museum’s Gift Shop is stocked with art, glassware, cards, books and one of a kind treasures. Rain or shine, a visit to the Outdoor Heritage Museum in Oquossoc is sure to please. OHM is open 10-4pm Weds. - Sunday during the months of May, June, Sept. and Oct. AND open 7 Days a Week in July and August. Admission is just $5.00. Those with Family Memberships (or any level higher) as well as their immediate families, are free to visit as often as they like! Members may also bring two guests free of charge anytime they visit. PLEASE JOIND OUR GROWING MEMBERSHIP TODAY!
All Children 12 and under as well as Active Duty Military or Veterans are always admitted Free.