Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Raffle and Silent Auction items offered at the Teddy Roosevelt Days Celebrating the Naturalist & the Narcissus

A Fundraising Weekend to Benefit Seashore Trolley Museum's
1912 Portland Lewiston Interurban No. 14, Narcissus

A Ken Burns Signed Poster from his film
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History 

Six of these signed posters will be raffled off during the
weekend event. I had the extreme pleasure and was honored to meet

and have a short conversation with Ken Burns last October at the 95th Annual
Meeting of the Theodore Roosevelt Association (TRA) at the University Club on
5th Avenue in Manhattan. Ken had given the Trolley Museum permission
to use a quote of his, in a story about the Narcissus Project, that was published in
the June 2014 issue of Portland Magazine (view as a PDF to see all the pictures).
Ken signed these posters for the  Friends of Sagamore Hill
(TR's beloved home in Oyster Bay, NY). The
Friends of Sagamore Hill are a chapter of the TRA. The posters were sold as a
fundraiser for Sagamore Hill and Seashore Trolley Museum acquired six
posters to offer as a raffle item during the Teddy Roosevelt Days event
to raise money for the Narcissus Project.

Here is a program for the weekend event that details the 
four special Expeditions. A future post will provide a schedule
of events for the public portion of the weekend on Saturday & Sunday
Listing of Raffle Items and Silent Auction Items for each of the Four Expeditions
The Museum  is not an auction house. The items listed have been acquired by the Museum specifically for this event to be raffled or auctioned for the benefit of the Narcissus Project. All items will be sold as is and all sales are final. Please review each item carefully so that you are sure you want the item(s). Full payment for the item(s) is expected when the auction closes.

Items continue to be added to these lists from time to time and a couple items listed do not have images posted here.

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 3PM to 8PM - The Moosehead Lake Expedition 

Raffle Items
  1.  Poster - Signed by Ken Burns, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (does not include frame)
  2.  Book (Hard Cover) - 1919 (Nov. - 2nd run) Letters to His Children by Joseph Bishop

Silent Auction Items
  1.    Book (Hard Cover) - 1st Edition (I-T) 1919 Bill Sewall's Story of TR w/TR image on cover
  2.   Book (Hard Cover) - 1893 Wilderness Hunter
  3.  Book (Hard Cover)  - 1912 Realizable Ideals
  4.  Book (Hard Cover) - 1st Edition 1918 The Boys Life
  5.  Book (Hard Cover) - 1967 The Man as I Knew Him
  6.  Book (Hard Cover) - 1st Edition 2010 Becoming Teddy Roosevelt (signed by Andrew Vietze)
  7.  Book (Hard Cover) - 1st Edition 2011 The Lion and the Journalist (signed by Chip Bishop)
  8.  Book (Paperback) - 1998 The Teddy Bear Men: Theodore Roosevelt & Clifford Berryman
  9.  Magazine - March 1916, Scribner’s w/Bird Refuges by Theodore Roosevelt
  10.  China Pitcher - Souvenir China Pitcher w Sagamore Hill image
  11.  Belt Buckle - USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71
  12.  FDC Envelope-Pelican Island National Wildlife Refg. Mar. 14, 2003 Centennial Sebastian, FL
  13.  Coin Set - 2012 - P, D, & S Acadia NP 3-Coin Set Qtrs.
  14.  Coin - U. S. Navy, USS TR CVN-71 Commemorative Challenge Coin
  15.  Patch - U. S. Navy, USS TR CVN-71 Patch (6”x4”)
  16.  Coin - Colorized JFK Half-dollar Commemorating 1906 TR Nobel Peace Prize (in case)
  17.  Coin - 2005-S 90% Silver 50 state Quarter Proof 25c Cameo Gem (Crater Lake image)
  18.  Photograph - 8 x 10 of TR in Tux and Boots
  19.  Photograph - 8 x 10 of TR Rough Rider c 1898
  20.  Photograph - 8 x 10 of TR Cuba Rough Riders
  21.  Photograph - 8 x 10 of TR in Hunting Clothes/sitting c1885
  22.  Photograph - 8 x 10 color image of TR standing, wearing a suit
  23.  Photograph - 5 x 7 A Laughing TR
  24.  Stained Glass Art - Sun Catcher/Narcissus
  25.  Stained Glass Art - Large Standing Circle Narcissus







 

Narcissus
Sun Catcher
Made with stained
glass for Narcissus





Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 11am - 4pm - The Katahdin Lake Expedition

Raffle Items
  1. Poster - Signed by Ken Burns, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (does not include frame)
  2. Book (Hard Cover) - 1919 (Dec. - 2nd run) Letters to His Children by Joseph Bishop


Silent Auction Items
  1. Book (Hard cover) - 1st Edition (M-T) 1919 Bill Sewall with TR image on cover
  2. Book (Hard Cover) - 1st Edition 1910 The Marvelous Career of TR by Morris
  3. Books (All Hard Cover) - Set of Three - Statesman Edition -
    1. 1893 TR Hunting the Grizzly
    2. 1896 TR Winning the West
    3. 1899 TR The Rough Riders
  4. Book (Hard cover) - 1888 (Sept. 1909) Stories of the Great West by T Roosevelt
  5. Book (Hard Cover) - 1925 (TR Vol. XL) State Papers as Governor & President 1899-1909 by T Roosevelt
  6. Book (Hard Cover) - Easton Press, The Naval War of 1812 by Theodore Roosevelt
  7. Book (Hard Cover) - 2010 The Green Roosevelt: Theodore Roosevelt in Appreciation of Wilderness, Wildlife, and Wild Places
  8. Book (Hard Cover) - 2010 Becoming Teddy Roosevelt (signed by Andrew Vietze)
  9. Book (Paperback) - 2007 Moose Crossing by Max Skidmore
  10. Book (Paperback) - 1916 (Reproduction) Americanism & Preparedness
  11. Memorial Pin & Membership -
    1. 1919 Theodore Roosevelt in Memoriam Pin
    2. 1919 Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Association Membership Application
  12. FDC Envelope-TR’s Sagamore Hill September 14, 1953 Centennial Sebastian, FL
  13. FDC Envelope Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge March 14, 2003 Centennial Oyster Bay, NY
  14. Coin Set - 2012 - P, D, & S Acadia NP 3-Coin Set Qtrs.
  15. Coin - U. S. Navy, USS TR CVN 71 Commemorative Challenge Coin
  16. Coin - Colorized JFK Half-dollar Commemorating 1906 TR Nobel Peace Prize (in case)
  17. Coin - 2005-S 90% Silver 50 state Quarter Proof 25c Cameo Gem (Crater Lake image)
  18. Patch - Souvenir TR National Park Patch - North Dakota
  19. Photograph - 8 x 10 Photograph of TR Cuba Rough Riders
  20. Photograph - 8 x 10 Photograph of TR in Hunting Clothes/sitting c1885
  21. Photograph - 8 x 10 Photograph of TR in Hunting Clothes/standing c1885
  22. Photograph - 5 x 7 TR at Globe at White House 1903
  23. Photograph - 5 x 7 A Laughing TR
  24. Stained Glass Art - Sun Catcher/Narcissus
  25. Stained Glass Art - Large Standing Circle Narcissus





































Saturday, August 1, 2015 -  3:30pm - 8pm - The Mount Katahdin Expedition

Raffle Items

  1. Poster - Signed by Ken Burns, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (does not include frame)
  2. Book (Hard Cover) - 1919 (Dec. - 3nd run) Letters to His Children by Joseph Bishop
Silent Auction Items

  1. Book (Hard Cover) - 1919 Theodore Roosevelt by William Roscoe Thayer
  2. Book (Hard Cover) - 1919 Bill Sewall w/o TR image on cover
  3. Book (Hard Cover) - 1910 The Life of Theodore Roosevelt and the Story of his African Trip
  4. Books (Hard Cover) - 1920 Two Volume Set - Theodore Roosevelt - American Game Trails
  5. Book (Hard Cover) - 1958 The Seven Worlds of T Roosevelt
  6. Book (Hard Cover) - 2010 Becoming Teddy Roosevelt (signed by Andrew Vietze)
  7. Books (Paperback) - 2001 Two Volume Set - Hamilton Press - Autobiography Theodore Roosevelt
  8. Book (Paperback) - 1958 National Park Service Booklet Theodore Roosevelt and the Dakotas
  9. After Shave - 1975/6 TR-bust decanter bottle w/Wild Country After Shave (w/original box)
  10. FDC Envelope-Pelican Island National Wildlife Refg. March 14, 2003 Centennial Sebastian, FL
  11. Coin Set - 2012 - P, D, & S Acadia NP 3-Coin Set Qtrs.
  12. Coin - 2013 Theodore Roosevelt Presidential S-Proof Presidential Dollar PR-69 PCGS (in case)
  13. Coin - U. S. Navy, USS TR CVN 71 Commemorative Challenge Coin
  14. Coin - Colorized JFK Half-dollar Commemorating 1906 TR Nobel Peace Prize (in case)
  15. Coin - 2005-S 90% Silver 50 state Quarter Proof 25c Cameo Gem (Crater Lake image)
  16. Sagamore Hill Gift Bag (TR Tote Bag, TR Bobble Head, TR Magnet, Rough Rider Neckerchief, & TR Bookmark)
  17. Teddy Bear - Limited Edition 100th Anniversary Theodore Roosevelt 26th President
  18. Photograph - 8 x 10 Photograph of TR Cuba Rough Riders
  19. Photograph - 8 x 10 Photograph of TR in Hunting Clothes/sitting c1885
  20. Photograph - 8 x 10 Photograph of TR in Hunting Clothes/standing c1885
  21. Photograph - 5 x 7 TR at Globe at White House 1903
  22. Photograph - 5 x 7 A Laughing TR
  23. Stained Glass Art - Sun Catcher/Hanging Narcissus
  24. Stained Glass Art - Large Standing Circle Narcissus
  25. Stained Glass Art - Kaleidoscope Narcissus 











































 Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 11pm - 4pm - The Island Falls Expedition 


Raffle Items
  1. Poster - Signed by Ken Burns, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (does not include frame)
  2. Book - 1919  (October) Letters to His Children by Joseph Bishop

Silent Auction Items
  1. Book (Hard Cover) - 1st Edition 1919 Theodore Roosevelt by William Roscoe Thayer
  2. Book (Hard Cover) - 1904 Theodore Roosevelt - the Citizen by Jacob A. Riis
  3. Books (Hard Cover) - 1918 (1922 printing) The Boys Life
  4. Book (Hard Cover) - 1923 Theodore Roosevelt by Lord Charwood
  5. Book (Hard Cover) - 2010 Becoming Teddy Roosevelt (Signed by Andrew Vietze)
  6. Book (Hard Cover) - 2013 The Bully Pulpit (Signed by Doris Kearns Goodwin)
  7. Books (Paperback) - 2001 Two Volume Set - Hamilton Press - Autobiography Theodore Roosevelt
  8. Book (Paperback) - 1958 (1962 print) National Park Service Booklet Theodore Roosevelt & the Dakotas
  9. Teddy Bear For Kids - TRA donation - Click HERE for info on Teddy Bear for Kids Program
  10. Bobble Head - Limited Edition Theodore Roosevelt - Rough Rider (New in Original box)
  11. Paper Dolls (Booklet)- 1990 Vintage TR Family Paper Dolls
  12. FDC Envelope-Pelican Island National Wildlife Refg. March 14, 2003 Centennial Sebastian, FL
  13. Coin Set - 2012 - P, D, & S Acadia NP 3-Coin Set of Qtrs.
  14. Coin - 2013 Theodore roosevelt Presidential S-Proof Presidential Dollar PR-69 PCGS (in case)
  15. Coin - U. S. Navy, USS TR CVN 71 Commemorative Challenge Coin
  16. Coin - Colorized JFK Half-dollar Commemorating 1906 TR Nobel Peace Prize (in case)
  17. Coin - 2005-S 90% Silver 50 State Quarter Proof 25c Cameo Gem (Crater Lake image)
  18. Medal Set (Coins) - 2013-P Presidential $1 coin & First Spouse Medal Set
  19. Patch - Souvenir TR National Park Patch - North Dakota
  20. Bucket Hat - Theodore Roosevelt National Park Bucket Hat (Child size)
  21. Photograph - 8 x 10 Photograph of TR Cuba Rough Riders
  22. Photograph - 8 x 10 Photograph of TR in Hunting Clothes/sitting c1885
  23. Photograph (color) - 8 x 10 Photograph of TR in in white house - 1903
  24. Photograph - 5 x 7 TR at Globe at White House 1903
  25. Photograph - 5 x 7 A Laughing TR
  26. Stained Glass Art - Sun Catcher





























Mark your calendars (purchase your Friday-opening tickets in advance) and plan to attend the 2017 Teddy Roosevelt Days Event July 21-23, 2017

A Benefit Event For the Narcissus Project!

Click Here: First Post on 2017 Teddy Roosevelt Days - W. S. Libbey's 1908 Stanley Steamer
Click Here: Second Post on 2017 Teddy Roosevelt Days - Suzanne Buzby Hersey - "My Maine"
Click Here: Third Post on 2017 Teddy Roosevelt Days - Wade Zahares - Artist


More details on the celebration will be announced soon.
The Friday activity requires a ticket to be purchased in
advance. There is limited seating for the Friday gala
opening activity. Saturday and Sunday are
general admission public offerings at

The Narcissus Project Blog was created in April 2015 for the purpose of reaching out to a large number of folks through the power of social media to introduce them to the Narcissus. The Narcissus is a luxury, high-speed, wooden electric interurban. The Narcissus was built in 1912 in Laconia, NH and operated on the Portland-Lewiston Interurban, in Maine, between Portland and Lewiston, from 1914 into 1933. Theodore Roosevelt was a passenger on the Narcissus on August 18, 1914. The blog posts appeal to folks with an interest in Theodore Roosevelt's connection to Maine, to folks generally interested in regional/local history, as well as those folks within the greater railway family. Hopefully, these posts will endear many of the readers to help support the Narcissus financially, as it undergoes a complete restoration over the next few years at Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine. 


More than Halfway There!!!
 ...to our $40,000 Matching Grant
Challenge Goal! - Please Help us reach the Goal by making a Donation Today to the
Narcissus Project Fund!


Thank You to our Current Funding Partners
* 20th Century Electric Railway Foundation - 2014/2016 Matching Grant Challenges
Thornton Academy (Saco, ME) - Staff & Alumni - Matching Grant Challenge
* New England Electric Railway Historical Society (Kennebunkport, ME) - Member Donations
Amherst Railway Society - 2015 Heritage Grant
National Railway Historical Society - 2016 & 2015 Heritage Preservation Grants
Enterprise Holding Foundation - 2015 Community Grant
Theodore Roosevelt Association - Member Donations
John Libby Family Association and Member Donations
* The Conley Family - In Memory of Scott Libbey 2015/2016
New Gloucester Historical Society and Member Donations
Gray Historical Society and Member Donations
Gray Public Library Association - Pat Barter Speaker Series
* IBM - Matching Employee/Retiree Donations
* Fidelity Charitable Grant - Matching Employee Donations
* Richard E. Erwin Grant


The Narcissus, with interior back-lit, stained glass windows are majestic.
Make a donation today, and it will be matched, dollar-for-dollar!
Help Theodore Roosevelt's Maine Ride get back on track! Once restored,
you will be able to ride in luxury on this National Historic Treasure at
Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine.
PWM photo

Please Consider Making a Donation to the Narcissus Restoration Project - See Options Below

$40,000 Matching Grant Challenge
to Benefit the
Narcissus Project!!

The 20th Century Electric Railway Foundation
has made a most generous challenge to raise funds
to benefit the Narcissus Project.

20th Century Electric Railway Foundation
will match, dollar-for-dollar, donations
made to the Narcissus Project Fund 816-A, to a 
maximum of $40,000!!!

With the combination of new donations and the
matching donations, a total of $80,000
will be raised for restoration work on the
Narcissus!

See below for Donation options -

It starts with YOU....
Make a Donation TODAY....
Your Donation will Be MATCHED
Dollar-for-Dollar....

Please Help the Narcissus

Various News stories during the summer of 2015 about the
Narcissus and its connection to Theodore Roosevelt. TR
was a passenger on the Narcissus on August 18, 1914.
Link to Libb(e)y Family connections

Click Here - Portland Public Library Presentation - History of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban
Click Here - W. S. Libbey - The Man and His Mill
Click Here - W. S. Libbey - His 1908 Stanley Steamer K 30-hp Semi-Racer
Click Here - W. Scott Libbey's 1908 Stanley Steamer History to be Featured - July 21, 2017
Click Here - Scrapbook Celebrates the People of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban
Click Here - May 18, 1914, Newspaper Story on the Passing of PLI Builder, W. Scott Libbey
Click Here - 102nd Anniversary of the Opening of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban
Click Here - 83rd anniversary of the Closing of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban
Click Here - Sophia, W. S. Libbey Descendant Visits the Narcissus
Click Here - Libb(e)y Family Connection to Narcissus becomes Personal
Click Here - Ode To the Grand Old Interurban
Click Here - The Portland-Lewiston Interurban "Bouquet" is Ordered (1912)

Links to Narcissus Restoration Work:
Click Here - Ornate Leaded Stained Glass Work
Click Here - Narcissus Enters Town House Restoration Shop
Click Here - Sorting and Cleaning Materials on Interior of the Narcissus
Click Here - September 7, 2015, Restoration Report
Click Here - December 7, 2015, Restoration Report
Click Here - December 14, 2015, Restoration Report
Click Here - Beautiful Brass of the Narcissus
Click Here - December 28, 2015 Restoration Update
Click Here - January 4, 2016, Restoration Update
Click Here - Vallee Family Photos of Narcissus 1960s
Click Here - February 11, 2016, Restoration Update
Click Here - A Wooden Interurban - Restoration Info
Click Here - NRHS 2016 Heritage Grant Award to Narcissus
Click Here - Announcement of 2016 Teddy Roosevelt Days Fundraising Event for the Narcissus
Click Here - Series of Restoration Posts related to work on exterior poplar frames
Click Here - Vintage Poplar used in Narcissus restoration
Click Here - Mahogany Sash passenger windows being restored
Click Here - "A President Has Ridden in My House!" - Video of Dan Vallee
Click Here - Teddy Roosevelt Days 2016 - Weekend Event Benefits the Narcissus
Click Here - August 2016 Restoration Update
Click Here - Mid-September Restoration Update
Click Here - Theodore Roosevelt & the Narcissus: Connecting Maine Communities
Click Here - How to Make New Seats for the Narcissus?
Click Here - 2016 Summary of Research and Outreach
Click Here - 2016 Restoration Summary


Donation Options to Help Restore the Narcissus:


is the 501c3 organization that owns and operates the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, ME and the National Streetcar
The NEERHS is registered with the IRS (EIN# 01-0244457) and was incorporated in Maine in 1941.

Check or Money Order ***** should be made payable to:
New England Electric Railway Historical Society (NEERHS)
In the memo please write: Narcissus Fund 816-A
Mail to: Seashore Trolley Museum
              P. O. Box A
              Kennebunkport, ME 04046

Credit Card ***** donations can be a one-time donation or you
may choose to have a specific amount charged to your card
automatically on a monthly basis. Please contact the Museum bookkeeper, Connie, via email at finance@NEERHS.org or by phone, 207-967-2712 ext. 5.

Online Donations - may be made by using a Credit Card: 
Click Here to make an online donation through the Museum's website - When at the Donation page: Fill in donor info, etc., when at "To which fund are you donating? Scroll down to "Other" and type in: 816-A Narcissus, then continue on filling in the required information.

Click Here for PayPal - to make an online donation: you can use email: finance@NEERHS.org and in the message box write:
For Narcissus fund 816-A

Donation of Securities ***** We also accept donations of
securities. You can contact the Museum bookkeeper, Connie, via email at finance@NEERHS.org or by phone, 207-967-2712 ext. 5,
for brokerage account information for accepting donated securities.

BONUS ***** If you work for a company/corporation that will
"match" an employee's donation to an approved 501c3 non-profit,
educational, organization, please be sure to complete the necessary paperwork with your employer so that your donation is matched :)

Questions? ***** Please contact Narcissus project manager:
Phil Morse, pmorse31@gmail.com or call 207-985-9723 - cell.
Thank You :)

Narcissus - July 31, 2015. Make a donation today, and it will be matched,
dollar-for-dollar! Help Theodore Roosevelt's Maine Ride get back on track!
Once restored, you will be able to ride in luxury on this
National Historic Treasure at
Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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