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About Our Auction
Our Annual "Live" Benefit Auction is an ONLINE ONLY auction this year. The auction this year is a combination of both a community support and benefit to the museum auction. The Museum purchased many of the gift certificates in this years auction to support the local businesses that have always supported us.
No payment information is required to place bids. Payment information is required only when a participant is determined to be the winning bidder at the end of the auction. To participate and place bids, participants simply need to create an account. No credit card or payment information is needed. If you’ve never been to our auction, we always have a wonderful selection of handmade wooden furniture, dining, sofa, side, and coffee tables, cutting boards, wooden hot plates and more all made by a local artisan. These, along with gift certificates for local lodging, shopping, dining, and many other items too numerous to mention. This year we have also received donations of 2 small Rodney Richard chainsaw carved bears!
****If you would like to see any of the physical items in the auction the museum will be open from 10 am to 4 pm on Friday the 14th*****
About Maine Forestry Museum
The Maine Forestry Museum is a small non-profit 501(c) 3 museum dedicated to preserve the rich cultural heritage of forestry and conservation in the State of Maine so that it may be shared with generations to come; to educate about the contributions of logging, logging families, and the forestry industry: to instill appreciation for the natural resources of the Maine forest; and to inspire visitors to support this cultural preservation and encourage others to join in the effort.
Centrally located between the headwaters of both the Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers, Rangeley has long been one of Maine's logging centers. This rich heritage, combined with active logging operations, makes Rangeley an ideal location for a museum dedicated to western Maine's timber heritage. In 1979, a group of loggers, homemakers and area residents founded the Maine Forestry Museum (formerly the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum). Today, a three-story Main Building stands on an eighteen-acre site, just one mile east of Rangeley on Route 16. An extensive collection of logging artifacts collected over 40 years that include: captivating art collection, including cravings, dioramas, oil paintings, photographs, original logging documents, manual and heavy equipment (outside display) from primitive logging operations, chainsaw collection originating from the 1930's. Hiking trails lead over Gull Pond Stream to Haley Pond. Covered pavilion picnic area and more. The Museum is now open Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.
2020 is our 40th Anniversary year and we had BIG plans for our Live Auction, Logging Festival, Parade and Little Mr. & Miss Woodchip events. Having lost our ability to hold these fundraising events, we hope you will participate in our Online Auction-- the Museum needs your support now more than ever!
"A River Runs Through It"
Handmade Sofa Table
Nick Leadley Nature Photography
Rangeley Lake Resort-Gift Certificate
Valid for a complimentary stay of 2 nights * see restrictions
Rangeley Saddleback Inn
One Night Complimentary Lodging -Standard Room* See Restrictions
Wooden Coffee Table with Stained Glass Fish Mosiac
Handcrafted Coffee Table from one piece of wood.