For 33 years the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum has been preserving and building a collection of historical information, artifacts, heavy equipment, tools, and artwork pertaining to the logging industry in the Maine Woods. To our knowledge, and according to our visitors, we have the best such collection anywhere in the state. Our intention is to make it even better in the coming years. This Museum has the opportunity to create a legacy for future generations of which they can be quite proud.
We invite the membership of Maine Forest Products Council to consider assisting our organization to help keep the museum open. For 31 years the Rangeley Logging Museum was open only three hours on Saturdays and Sundays in July and August with volunteer help. In 2012 we received a one-time funding gift to keep the museum open five days a week, six hours a day, with a qualified docent. It was an experiment to gather data concerning all our goals for improved exposure and availability. The results were, in all respects, totally awesome. We have posted that data on our website and RLRLM is now making it a priority to repeat this as long as possible.
This spring we launched our “Open Door Campaign” toward realizing that goal. After completing a 1600-piece local mailing, we are now reaching out electronically to the Maine logging industry and our Internet friends to help meet our our goal of funding in order to keep our doors open and remain viable into the future.
We hope you will seriously consider helping RLRLM by first visiting our website where you will get an overview of what we are about…and then by clicking on the “Open Door Campaign” button where you will have the all information about how to make your valuable donation. Donations from the industry will be recognized on our website with active links to your website. Please contact us directly if your organization or company would consider being a sponsor for one of our many summer events. RLRLM is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your contribution may be tax deductible.
We invite you to come visit our museum when we do open our doors as of June 19th. Our hours are Wednesday through Sunday 11-5, or by appointment. We look forward to seeing you in Rangeley this summer! Thank you in advance for your generous donation.
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Carol Sullivan, RLRLM publicity director