There will be a whole lot of shaking going on when construction vehicles large and small converge on the Owls Head Transportation Museum, September 21 & 22, for
its Earth Movers & Shakers Meet and Antique Aeroplane Show.
Backhoes, dump trucks, bulldozers, outriggers, big wheel loaders, road graders of any year will take center stage in this tribute to the working vehicles that form the bedrock of our modern transportation system. Individuals and businesses are invited to display their equipment. All exhibitors get in free.
Activities include vehicle demonstrations and Touch-A-Backhoe where visitors will be able to get up close to a variety of vehicles and in some cases climb onboard. A sand pit will be available for young people to display and demonstrate their own earth movers. Demonstrations of all sizes and types of equipment will be going on throughout the day. It's a heavy metal event the whole family will enjoy, says Museum curator Ethan Yankura.
The antique aeroplane show will begin at 9:30 a.m., weather permitting. Aircraft conservator Karl Erickson and a team of volunteers have been working tirelessly on getting the Museum's fleet of
of World War I-era biplanes ready to take to the skies. Back on the flight line will be the 1917 Curtiss JN-4 or "Jenny" made popular by barnstormers of the 1920s. Also seeing action will be the 1917 Nieuport 28C.1 and 1916 Sopwith Pup, among others. An open flightline will allow visitors to get an up close look at the planes as well as talk to the pilots.
Rain or shine, visitors will have access to the Museums indoor collection of dozens of antique cars and aeroplanes. The Museum 's newest exhibition MGs & Microcars
showcasing a unique collection of vehicles from the 1920s, 30s and 40s.
Event admission is $12 for adults. Children under 18 and Museum members are free. All new and renewing members who sign up at the event will be entered in a drawing for a biplane ride aboard our 1941 Stearman. Drawings are held at noon and at 3 pm.
The Museum Store will be open and features a large inventory of books, diecast models, childrens items and more.
Gates open at 9:00 am. Food and refreshments, provided by French & Brawn Marketplace, will be available at the Caboose
Pets are not allowed in the Museum or outdoor exhibit area.
Open daily, year round, the Owls Head Transportation Museum is located at 117 Museum Street (off Rt. 73), two miles south of Rockland. For more information call 207-594-4418 or email email@example.com