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"Best Sporting Museum in New England" 

May /June 2014.



The Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum offers several important artifacts in its extensive historical collections that creatively share the region's colorful history.

The Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum offers its visitors exhibits with artifacts highlighting such Rangeley icons as: Fly Rod Crosby, Herb WelchCarrie Stevens and "We Took To The Woods” author Louise Dickinson Rich. Our collection also features numerous 10,000 year old Paleo Native American artifacts, two world-famous Rangeley Boats, an extensive array of antique sporting equipment, a working silk fly line making machine, numerous works of art and a gift shop. These are just a few examples of what awaits visitors at the
Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum.

New For 2015:
  • June 12thThe Premiere of a new exhibit: “From paddles to Pack Baskets and More… the Rustic Woodcraft of the Great North Woods will feature artifacts made of wood that portray our region's proud heritage of working and playing in the great outdoors. Fishing rods, paddles, pack baskets, creels, wooden tools, birch bark items, snow shoes, bowls, boats, canoes and any unique wooden item that was used in the great outdoors prior to 1960 will highlight this exciting new exhibit. Please contact Bill Pierce at: if you are interested in donating or loaning a “wooden treasure” to help tell the story of our region’s remarkable outdoor heritage.

  • June 20th – The Dedication of the new Rangeley Boat Monument on the grounds of OSHM! Not many regions of this great country have their own iconic watercraft and ours is an important contribution to our special history. Come to the museum at 10 AM to enjoy coffee and light refreshments and help us celebrate this new exhibit honoring a truly authentic regional icon.

  • June 26-28 - A Weekend with Carrie Stevens… Come celebrate Carrie Stevens, and her contributions to the world of fly tying and fly fishing. For more details please click on “Carrie Stevens Page” on the main menu.  Click here for more information

  • July 3rdThe Premiere of a new exhibit: “Eisenhower Comes to Rangeley In the summer of 1955, Dwight Eisenhower visited and fly-fished in the Rangeley Region during a Presidential tour of northern New England. A Maine Guide by the name of Don Cameron was selected to guide the “Leader of the Free World”. OSHM has received a donation of an original oil on canvas portrait of guide Don Cameron painted by the President while in office. We have also acquired several artifacts including newspaper articles, photos, White House letters and audio tapes that will all help to share this unique story. Please contact Bill Pierce at: if you are interested in donating or loaning any items or wish to share any reminiscent pertinent to this event.

OSHM is now closed for the season.

2015 was our best season ever. Thank you for all your support.

We will reopen on May 1st 2016.

Please become part of this exciting adventure to preserve our past
and help ensure its future.

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