The Stanley Museum Maine

We want to let you know about a great take for kids and parents the Stanley Museum in Kingfield, Maine. The Stanley Museum keeps and shares the traditions of Yankee Ingenuity and creativity as exemplified by the Stanley family in order to inspire those values in children and adults. The Exhibits in the museum include Steam Cars from1905, 1909, 1910, and 1916. There are massive amounts of Air-Brush Portraits and Paintings, Violins Photographs and Chansonetta. The museum was established in 1981, the Stanley Museum located in the beautiful Georgian-style Stanley School built in 1903. Kingfield is the birthplace of the Stanley steam car. The Museum commemorates and preserves the heritage of Stanley family genius. Visitors to the Stanley Museum are greeted and directed first to the car room exhibiting the steam cars, and a 20 hp Stanley engine, boiler and burner exhibit that demonstrates the power plant of the Stanley steam car. There is also a chain-driven Mason Regulator engine on exhibit, an engine used in the first Stanley cars and the original Whitney steam engine that started it all in the 1890s. Photographs telling the Stanley steam car story are arranged with information panels in chronological order, beginning with a photo of the Stanley twins, seated in the first Stanley Steamer in 1897.

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