Thursday, February 28, 2019

Seashore Trolley Museum - Schedule of Events/Opps. 2019 - 80th Anniversary Regular Season 2019

Connecticut open trolley cars at Seashore Trolley Museum
Jul 19, 2018 - Check out the 2019 80th Anniversary
Schedule of Events & Activities below! PWM

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
Minneapolis, Minnesota car 1267 on
July 26, 2018, at Seashore Trolley Museum - PWM

Saturday, May 4: Opening Day! Admission for Maine residents is $2.07; children 15 and under are free. Out-of-state guests celebrating "May The Fourth Be With You Day" by dressing in Star Wars gear also get in for $2.07! Special cars in our Maine collection will be displayed.
Saturday, May 11: Minnesota Day. To honor Minnesota's statehood anniversary, car 1267 will be featured and celebrated. Residents of Minnesota get in free!
Sunday, May 12: Mother's Day. Mothers' admission is free! Behind the Scenes, Shop Tours will be offered at 11 AM and 1 PM.
Saturday, May 18: Armed Forces Day. Active duty military personnel and veterans' admissions are free!
Wheeling, West Virginia car 639 at
Seashore Trolley Museum - September 30, 2018 - PWM

Each weekday will feature a ride on a special trolley, rarely operated!

Saturday, June 1: Business Member Appreciation Day. Seashore's business members will be featured. All guests will get one chance to win door prizes donated by our business members!
Saturday, June 8: Superhero & Royalty Day! Dress as your favorite superhero or a royalty! Special activities will be set up around campus.
Saturday, June 16: Fathers' Day. Fathers' admission is free! Behind the Scenes, Shop Tours will be offered at 11 AM and 1 PM.
Thursday, June 20: West Virginia Day. To honor West Virginia's statehood anniversary, car 639 will be featured. Residents of West Virginia get in free!
Friday, June 21: New Hampshire Day. To honor New Hampshire's statehood anniversary, cars 38 and City of Manchester will be featured. Residents of New Hampshire get in for $6.03 (New Hampshire children 15 and under get in free).
Saturday, June 29: First Responder Day. To show our appreciation, first responders' admission is free.
Boston Elevated Railway No. 5821 at Seashore 
May 6, 2018 - PWM

Each weekday will feature a ride on a special trolley, rarely operated!
Wednesdays in July: Ice Cream Night! Join us from 5 PM-& PM for ice cream sundaes and a trolley ride! Admission is only $6 per person; children 2 and under are free.

* Monday, July 1: Canada Day! Canadian residents' admission is half off. Montreal car 2, our "Golden Chariot," will be featured.
Monday, July 8: Model Railroad Layouts! Massachusetts Day! Admission for Massachusetts' residents is half off!
Sunday, July 14: Moxie Day! Experience a Moxie Invasion!
Saturday, July 20: Daniel Tiger comes to Seashore! Take a trolley ride to meet Daniel Tiger! Tiger, son of Daniel Striped Tiger from the PBS series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Pre-purchase tickets online
Saturday, July 27: Connecticut Day! Connecticut cars 303, 838, and 1160 will be featured. Admission for Connecticut residents is half off!

Sydney, Australia car 1700 at Seashore
October 2018 - Photo Michael de la Vega

Each weekday will feature a ride on a special trolley, rarely operated!
Wednesdays in August: Ice Cream Night! Join us from 5 PM-& PM for ice cream sundaes and a trolley ride! Admission is only $6 per person; children 2 and under are free.

Wednesday, August 3: Teacher Appreciation Day. To show our appreciation, teachers' admission is free today! All teachers will receive a free chance to enter to win door prizes!
Saturday, August 10: International Day. International visitors admission is half off. Cars from our international collection will be featured!
Sunday, August 11 - Monday, August 13: Members-Only Event - Meteor Shower Viewing. Visitor Center filed, ( PM - 12 AM. Free Admission for Members. (Membership Application Here)
Business members from both area Chambers (Kennebunk/Arundel/Kennebunkport and Biddeford-Saco) will be joining us for an evening of great food, beverages, and trolley/pump car rides!
Saturday, August 17: Dog Appreciation Day. Dogs are welcome every day at the Museum, but today we will have special door prizes and more!

New Haven, Connecticut cars nos. 1160 & 303 at the
Pumpkin Patch September 23, 2018 - PWM

* Sunday, September 8: Grandparent's DayGrandparents' admission is free! Behind the Scenes, Shop Tours will be offered at 11 AM and 1 PM.
Saturday-Sunday, September 212228, & 29Pumpkin Patch Trolley. Ride a trolley to the Seashore Pumpkin Patch to pick out a pumpkin to take home. Fun family games and activities! Purchase tickets online.

Boston Elevated Railway no. 5821 - PWM

Saturday, October 12: Members Day. Members have the opportunity to ride and operate special cars in our collection and participate in special workshops!
Friday-Saturday October 18, 19 & 25, 26: Ghost Trolley, 7 PM-9:30 PM
Prepare to be Scared! Take a ride down Seashore's haunted track...if you our "Carbarn of Terror! But, BEWARE of the GHOST TROLLEY! Pre-order tickets online.
Sunday, October 27: Trolley-ween! The last day of our regular operating season! Participate in our "ghost hunt" for a chance to win a free 2020 family membership! Costumes are encouraged.

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

Restoration work continues on the Narcissus. The Narcissus is more than 100 years old now and has so many incredible stories to share. The restoration is but one.

     The Narcissus is featured in the national Gold Award-winning novel, Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride. The "Elegant Ride" is the Narcissus. Theodore Roosevelt was a passenger on the Narcissus on August 18, 1914, between Lewiston and Portland, Maine, during campaigning for the Progressive Party candidates. June 2020 update

Independent book publisher, Phil Morse, holding
the Gold Book Award Winner plaque for
 the Middle Reader category for The Eric
Hoffer Book Award. Congratulations to
award-winning Maine author,
Jean M. Flahive

     The paperback edition of Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride can be purchased online through the Seashore Trolley Museum's store website. Books purchased through the Museum's website directly benefit the Museum and the Narcissus project. Amazon book purchases also benefit the Museum and the Narcissus.

Click Here to go to the Museum Store webpage to order online

Click Here to go to the Amazon page to order the book online

Click Here to go to the ebook page

Books are available at these local bookstores in Maine:
The Book Review, Falmouth
The Bookworm, Gorham
Letterpress Books, Portland
Nonesuch Books and More, South Portland
Sherman's Maine Coast Book Shops - All locations

Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride
by Jean M. Flahive
Illustrations by Amy J. Gagnon

     Millie Thayer is a headstrong farmer's daughter who chases her dreams in a way you would expect a little girl nicknamed "Spitfire" would-running full tilt and with her eyes on the stars. Dreaming of leaving the farm life, working in the city, and fighting for women's right to vote, Millie imagines flying away on a magic carpet. One day, that flying carpet shows up in the form of an electric trolley that cuts across her farm. A fortune-teller predicts that Millie's path will cross that of someone famous. Suddenly, she finds herself caught up in events that shake the nation, Maine, and her family. Despairing that her dreams may be shattered, Millie learns, in an unexpected way, that dreams can be shared.
A resource for teachers 
Maine Historical Society has created companion lesson plans inspired by Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride - These State-standard-based lesson plans for classroom use in grades 6, 7, and 8 are now completed. They will be uploaded to the Maine Memory Network and will be included with the other statewide lesson plans K-12. Once a link is available, it will be posted here. The lesson plans will also be uploaded and available through the Seashore Trolley Museum's website later in July 2020. Go to the Teacher Resource Page in the pulldown for more details.

The ebook is available through Amazon Kindle Click HERE

The audiobook is now available Click HERE to go to the Audible page.

2-minute, 30-second, Retail Audio Sample of the Audiobook 

Award-winning author, Jean M. Flahive


Click Here to read the post - Coveted Blueink Starred Review  - Notable Book - January 20, 2020

Click Here to read the post - Three 5-Star Reviews from Readers' Favorite posted on January 6, 2020

Click Here to read January 24, 2020 - Four-Star Clarion Review

Click Here to read January 19, 2020 - Theodore Roosevelt Center Blog Post Review

Click Here to read the December 25, 2019 4-Stars out of 4-Stars Review through OnlineBookClub

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.

     Here is an example of how donations to the Narcissus Project now will help with the interpretation portion of the project. The interpretation programming will include exhibits, displays, education programming. During 2019, through generous donations to the Narcissus Project, we were able to conserve, replicate, and have high resolutions digital image files made of the original, 1910, 25.5-foot long, surveyor map of the elevation and grade of the 30-mile private right-of-way of the Portland, Gray, and Lewiston Railroad (Portland-Lewiston Interurban)
Thank You!

MUST-READ! - Click Here 

   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. 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.

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
Renaissance Charitable Foundation (LPCT) by Fiduciary Trust Charitable Giving Fund
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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