Founded in 1974 as a nonprofit organization, the Museum relies on the participation of its members. We are grateful to the individuals and families, the founders and corporations, and the communities that have provided the Museum with much needed support. Their generosity helps enhance our programs, services and collections. There are several opportunities to become a member of the Owls Head Transportation Museum.
For more information on becoming a Corporate Sponsor please contact us by e-mail, or by telephone - (207) 594-4418, or by fax - (207) 594-4410.
Celebrate transportation history and help preserve a landmark collection of air and ground vehicles by becoming a member today!
Your membership enables the Museum to:
Offer free admission for all school and special needs groups
Hold a free Winter Education Series of lectures and demonstrations
Hold free school vacation workshops
All Museum members receive:
Free admission to the Museum and all exhibits, events and programs
The Museum membership publication, Strut & Axle
Annual childrens membership publication (upon request)
A membership decal
10% general admission discount for your guests (excluding event days)
10% discount on purchases from the Museum Store
General memberships are available in the following categories:
||One person only. Includes two guest passes.
||Two adults and their children under age 18. Must qualify annually. Includes two guest passes.
||Two adults and their children OR grandchildren under age 18. Includes four guest passes.
||Two adults and their children OR grandchildren under age 18. Includes six guest passes.
||Two adults and their children OR grandchildren under age 18. Includes eight guest passes.
||Two adults and their children OR grandchildren under age 18. Includes ten guest passes & a complimentary ride in the Museum's 1941 Stearman biplane
||Two adults and their children OR grandchildren under age 18. Includes ten guest passes & luncheon with museum director & a complimentary ride in the Museum's 1931 Waco biplane
||All privileges and benefits mentioned above, a Life Member enameled lapel pin, recognition on the Museum's commemorative plaque and guest passes on request
Sponsor a Museum membership
Introduce your relatives and friends to the Museum. Gift memberships are available and make a wonderful holiday, birthday or special occasion gift.
Become a Museum volunteer
Individuals and families are encouraged to become Museum volunteers. Volunteers participate in all areas of Museum operations including the library, restoration workshop, special events, education, outreach and more. Request a volunteer information package.
Contribute to the Museum's annual appeal
Each year the Museum reviews its most pressing needs and undertakes a special campaign to raise funds to meet these needs. Past projects have included the new storage/exhibition building; the library/archives area; and the new workshop addition. Tax deductible donations are used specifically to meet the needs identified.
Consider becoming a Corporate member. Click HERE for information on benefits and other sponsorship opportunities.
You may join using our secure online service by clicking this button:
OR, if you prefer, click here for printer friendly corporate membership form to fill out and mail.
Sponsor an Exhibit, Event, or Publication
Each year, new exhibits are planned. Companies may wish to sponsor a particular exhibit for the year. Sponsorship is variable depending upon the exhibit. Additionally, special events are held throughout the summer and fall months. By sponsoring an event, companies can receive recognition in paid media advertising for the event and have a booth at the event. Sponsorship for special events begins at $250. Companies may wish to sponsor one of the Museum's publications. Strut & Axle is sent to approximately 3,000 Museum members and volunteers. Sponsorship levels are $500 and $1,000 and include sponsorship recognition in one of four quarterly issues. Spark & Throttle is our volunteer newsletter and is sent to approximately 250 Museum volunteers. Sponsorship is $250 per issue. Other publications are also available for sponsorship.
Sponsor Free Tours for Maine School Groups
Your corporate sponsorship will have a direct effect on the education of Maine school students. Thousands of students from preschool through college level visit the Museum each year. Your participation will provide free admission to all Maine school children, providing a compelling educational and cultural experience. Sponsorship is $2,500 per year.
Our Current Corporate Supporters
Other Giving Opportunities for Individuals or Companies
Sponsor a Museum Vehicle
A positive way to support the Museum is through the sponsorship of a vehicle. Your support will be earmarked toward the conservation and maintenance of a pioneer aircraft or automobile.
Donate Items, Gift Certificates, or Services to the Museum's Great Fall Fundraising Auction
Throughout the year, the Museum solicits donations of all types for its fall fundraising auction held each October. From a second vehicle that is no longer used to a piano no longer played, all items of value are appreciated. Over 600 items, certificates, and services are usually donated for this event in support of the Museum's programs and services.
Donate Items to the Museum's Collection
Consider the Museum a home for your pioneer ground or air vehicle, related artwork, memorabilia or library materials. Offers of donations are reviewed by the Museum's collections committee. There are also numerous opportunities to sponsor the acquisition of vehicles, artwork, and collections-related items.
Planned Giving Opportunities
There are several creative ways that you might support the Museum through estate planning. Please contact the Museum for more information.
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