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Museums and Historical Sites

Rangeley Lakes Region

Rangeley Lakes
Historical Society

Address: Main Street
              P.O. Box 521               Rangeley, ME 04970
Extensive collection of artifacts, records and photographs pertaining to the resort & sporting camp era, railroads, logging, fishing and hunting. The collection is housed in a Classical Revival style building (circa 1905) and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Open June 30 to September 1, Monday, through Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Public programs held in July and August on the 3rd Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Rangeley Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce.

Rangeley Lakes
Logging Museum

Address: Route 16 East              Rangeley, ME 04970
           or 207-864-3939
Web Site: www.gmu.edu/folklore/resources/related_files/logging/

Displays featuring vintage logging equipment, paintings by Alden Grant depicting 1920's logging camp life in the Kennebago area and related art work. Open July and August, Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or by appointment. New members welcome. $5. annual dues. For more information, call or write to: P.O. Box 154, Rangeley, Maine 04970.

Rangeley Public Library

Address: Lake Street
              P.O. Box 1150               Rangeley, ME 04970
Web Site:       

A modified Romanesque Revival style building (circa 1909) offering a large literature collection and public access to the internet and inter-library systems. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Year 'round Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check our web site for upcoming events and information.

Union Log Church

Address: Route 4
              Oquossoc, ME 04964
This church, built in 1916 by Anson Hayford and Leon Wright, is constructed entirely with spruce logs. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Sunday services during the summer months. Call the Rangeley Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce at 207-864-5364 for further information.

The Wilhelm Reich Museum

Address: Dodge Pond Road               Rangeley, ME 04970
Web site:

175 acre historic site and science museum. Museum features the work and life of Wilhelm Reich, the physician/scientist best known for his study of energy functions. Discovery room, paintings, exhibits & recreational/educational programs and conferences. July & August: Observatory Tours given on Wednesday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Natural Science Programs are held every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., and Guided Trail Hikes are offered every Wednesday at 1 p.m.; September: Observatory Tours on Sunday only from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $5 adults, children under 12 free. Special tours by appointment. New members welcome. For further information, call or write to: P.O. Box 687, Rangeley, Maine 04970.

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