Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Broadcasting Live on April 19 from the Portland Public Library: History of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban 1910-1933

Portland-Lewiston Interurban No. 10, Arbutus, with motorman,
Albion M Conant on the left, and conductor Beecher True Lane
at Forrest Avenue, between Woodfords and Morrill's
in Portland, Maine circa 1920
Image courtesy of the collection of O. R. Cummings - STM

The presentation has received enough interest that we feel the capacity of seats available in Room # 5 at Portland Public Library on April 19 may be exceeded. The Library has no other room available to accommodate a larger audience so we will try our hand at broadcasting the presentation Live, via Facebook Live, through the "Seashore Trolley Museum & the Theodore Roosevelt Connection" Facebook page.

If you are planning on attending the presentation, doors to room #5 in the lower section of the Library will open at 11:30. Please consider bringing an Ipad or your phone, so that in case room # 5 is already at capacity when you arrive, you can choose to stay at the Library and watch the broadcast using the Library's wifi, while enjoying your lunch in the atrium at PPL or one of the other public areas the Library offers. Then join us in room #5 following the presentation to ask questions. look at the PLI display, make a donation to the Narcissus project, or perhaps purchase one of the books that will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the Narcissus project.

Read the original description of the format below:

Presentation at the Portland Public Library
History of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban 1910-1933

Meeting Room #5 (lower level)
5 Monument Square, Portland, ME

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Presentation 12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Meeting Room # 5 - Doors Open at 11:30 a.m.

Have your lunch while you enjoy the presentation on the
History of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban 1910-1933 
Also, information on the Restoration of the National Register of Historic Places Interurban (that Theodore Roosevelt was a passenger on), the "Narcissus"
  • No Admission Fee
  • Door Prizes
  • Displays of Portland-Lewiston Interurban & Narcissus artifacts
  • Theodore Roosevelt-Related Books for Sale - (limited number of first edition books signed by the authors - see listing below)

Phil Morse, Narcissus project manager and
Donald Curry, Narcissus lead restoration technician
Courtesy of Seashore Trolley Museum in
Kennebunkport, Maine

Presenters: Phil Morse; left and Donald Curry
pose in front of the Narcissus in June 2016.
Photo courtesy of Mark Forman

as he waves to the gathered crowd in Gray, Maine on August 18, 1914.
Photo courtesy of the Gray Historical Society

Many Theodore Roosevelt-Related books will for sale - 100% of the Proceeds benefit the Narcissus!
The books below are all signed by the authors. Many other, older, used Theodore Roosevelt-related books will be on sale as well.

First Editions
Signed by
Michael Canfield
First Edition #22 of 100 signed
bookplate by
Doris Kearns Goodwin

First Edition
Signed by
Andrew Vietze

First Editions
Signed by
Geoffrey Cowan

Paperback Editions
Signed by
Chip Bishop
(Mr. Bishop passed
away in 2016)

First Edition Paperbacks
Signed by
Bill Bleyer

First Edition Paperbacks
Signed by
Gene Kopelson
Paperback Editions
Signed by
Andrew Vietze

Click on: "Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride," to learn about the young reader historical fiction chapter book due for release this fall. Proceeds will benefit the Narcissus Project :)

Please Consider a Donation to the Narcissus Project
to help us tell the incredible story of the Narcissus through the interpretation portion of the Narcissus Project.
Thank You

   Inside the Donald G. Curry Town House Restoration Shop, the Narcissus is in the midst of major work as we strive to complete its restoration. With our estimate to have the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Narcissus in the fall of 2021, we are now planning the interpretation portion of the Narcissus Project. Donations to the Narcissus Project may be used in the future to help tell the incredible 100-plus-year-old story of the Narcissus. Your donation to the Narcissus is helping to make the dream of the project's success, a reality.

The 2015 publication of, The Illustrated Atlas
of Maine's Street & Electric Railways
1863-1946, was published by the Library
at Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport.
Copies are available for purchase from the

Seashore Trolley Museum, - Museum of Mass Transit, is celebrating its 80th Birthday year in 2019! 
Special Events are scheduled  - Public operations start on May 4, 2019. 
Click Here for the 2019 Events & Special Activities for the 80th Anniversary Season, with hot links

Click Here for 2019 Special Events 

Click Here for 80th Anniversary Year - Seashore Trolley Museum 1939-2019 post
Click Here for the post - 80th Anniversary Year -A Look Back at the 50s - Seashore Trolley Mus.
Click Here for the post - 80th Anniversary Year - A Look Back at the 60s  - Seashore Trolley Mus.
Click Here for the post - 80th Anniversary Year -A Look Back at the '70s - Seashore Trolley Mus.
Click Here for The Birth of Seashore Trolley Museum Blog Post
Click Here for STM's Ten National Register of Historic Places Electric Railway Vehicles post
Click Here for 1901 Tower C Boston Elevated Railway to STM in 1975
Click Here for No. 38 - 1906 Manchester & Nashua Street Railway - Acquired March 21, 1940
Click Here for No. 60 - 1895 Manchester Street Railway - Acquired April 11, 1941
Click Here for No. 4387 - 1918 Eastern Mass. Street Railway - Acquired August 29, 1946
Click Here for No. 100 - 1906 Atlantic Shore Line Railway - Acquired 1949
Click Here for No. 108 - 1904 Portsmouth, Dover & York Street Railway - Acquired 1949
Click Here for No. 14 Narcissus 1912 Portland-Lewiston Interurban - Acquired 1969

See below for Donation options -

It starts with YOU
Your Donation Matters
Make a Donation TODAY

Please Help the Narcissus. 

Donation Options to Help the Narcissus Project:

The New England Electric Railway Historical Society (NEERHS)
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 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: 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 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, or call 207-985-9723 - cell.

Thank You :)

Thank You for our Current Funding Partners
20th Century Electric Railway Foundation - 2018 - Major Gift, 2017/2014 Matching Grants
Mass Bay RRE - 2018 Railroad Preservation Grant 
Thornton Academy (Saco, ME) - Staff & Alumni - Matching Grant Challenge 2014
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 2018/2017/2016/2015
* The W. S. Libbey Family - Awalt, Conley, Graf, Holman, Libbey, McAvoy, McLaughlin, Meldrum, O'Halloran, Salto, - 2018/2017
* The Hughes Family 2017/2016/2010
New Gloucester Historical Society and Member Donations
Gray Historical Society and Member Donations
Gray Public Library Association - Pat Barter Speaker Series
* LogMein - Matching Employee Donation
* IBM - Matching Employee/Retiree Donations
* Fidelity Charitable Grant - Matching Employee Donations
* Richard E. Erwin Grant - 2017/2016

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

Please Consider Making a Donation to the project of the National Register of Historic Places member, Narcissus. We are currently raising funds to tell the incredible story of this Maine gem.

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.

Click Here to See the list of All Previous Blog Posts - Index

The Narcissus - July 31, 2015. Make a donation today.
Help Theodore Roosevelt's Maine Ride get back on track!
Once restored, you will be able to ride in luxury on this
Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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