The Restoration Workshop and its team of volunteers, working under the guidance of professional staff, represent the heart and soul of the Owls Head Transportation Museum. Workshop volunteers maintain the Museum's airplanes, automobiles, engines, carriages, bicycles and motorcycles, create reproduction pieces for the collections, and help build the Museum's exhibits. The Museum's Workshop volunteers bring an astonishing array of skills to the program, and are charged with a wide range of tasks, from basics like auto maintenance to tasks requiring finer - and often rare - skills, such as those needed to build a reproduction Roper Steam-Powered Bicycle. The workshop is divided into two groups, Aircraft and Ground Vehicles.
Current projects (February, 2005) include re-covering the Museum's 1931 Waco UBF-2 biplane, and the ongoing activity of building a Roper Steam-Powered Bicycle. Completed projects include the restoration of the rebuilding of the "Jones" Standard J-1, the restoration of the Fokker C.IV and its Rolls Royce Eagle Eight engine, making the 1909 Bleriot XI replica airworthy with an authenticc Anzani three-cylinder engine, and the building of a 1910 Farman III Bi-plane and a 1903 Wright Flyer replica.
Learn more about the restoration and flight of the Fokker C. IV, its first time airborne in over 60 years!
The Restoration Workshop Volunteers meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM 4:00 PM, and Thursday evenings from 6:30 9:00 PM
These workshops are open to volunteers only. More information on becoming a volunteer.
The daytime workshops can be observed by the public with paid admission. Please call the Museum for directions at 207-594-4418 if you plan on attending for the first time.