About Our Auction
Our Annual Benefit Auction is online only again this year. This is a significant fund raiser for the museum, and we appreciate your support. We are continuing to add items, so please check back often!
We have some incredible items including original one-of-a-kind artwork, a magnificent oil painting of the Rangeley Lake House, Red Sox tickets, Bruins tickets, a Seadogs SKYBOX that holds over 20 people, a Maine coastal private charter cruise for up to 6 people, and a sunset cruise on Rangeley Lake. We also have antique logging tools, handcrafted furniture, sunfish sailboat, carved eagle, wooden moose head with antlers, and a large wooden boat! There are numerous gift certificates, ski passes & ski lessons, fly fishing excursions, lodging accommodations, and so much more.
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 would like to see any of the physical items in the auction the museum is open from 10:30AM to 3:30PM Wednesday through Sunday*****
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. Today, a three-story main building stands on an 80-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 open Wednesday thru Sunday from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.
2 1/2 Hour Private Maine Coastal Charter Cruise
For up to 6 people
24x30 Oil Painting - Rangeley Lake Hotel
Ernest M. Ierardi Artist
Full Day Fly Fishing Adventure for 2 People
Rangeley on the Fly - Steve Kidder
One-of-a-Kind Circular Sawblade Rustic Bench
Portland Seadogs SKYBOX for 22 People - Sept 12
Sunset Boat Ride on Rangeley Lake- Apps@Loon Lodge
Boat Tour & Apps with The Shepard's on Rangeley Lake
Two Boston Bruins Tickets - Oct 14, 2023, 7pm
Donated by Bob & Julie Cogan