Welcome to the

Maine Forest and Logging Museum

We are an event-based outdoor living history museum. We preserve, demonstrate and recreate our state’s rich forestry and logging history. To see what we’re about, come to one of our events. Between events, the Museum is a lovely place to walk around.


Volunteers Needed!

Our event season is starting and we can use some help! We need volunteers for Alewife Day and Children’s Days.

Looking to help behind the scenes? Come join the crew! We need volunteers to make our events special and to help keep us looking good! Please see our volunteer page for more info.


New Events!

Wood Thrush Wilderness will be teaching traditional skills at the Museum this summer. Come learn to make a pack basket, carve a spoon and bowl, and to cook and bake over a fire.



Our Hours

The grounds are open daily during daylight hours–except during our events–for walking around.


Our 2024 Events


Next Event….

Summer At Leonard’s Mills

Saturday, June 15, 10am to 3pm


Members’ Annual Meeting

Saturday, June 22, 12pm to 3pm


Spring Foraging Class

Learn about foraging edible and medicinal wild plants and fungi with David Spahr.

Saturday, June 22, 10am to 12pm

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.


New Event!

Evening at the Museum

Presentation of “From Nowhere to Nowhere –
Edouard LaCroix’s Eagle Lake & West Branch Railroad”

Saturday, July 13, 7pm to 9pm

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.


New Event!

Guide Pack Basket Making Class

Come learn about the history of pack baskets while making your own.

Sunday, July 14, 9am to 5pm

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.


New Event!

Spoon Carving and Gourd Bowl Making Class

Learn how to carve a wooden spoon and make a gourd bowl.

Sunday, July 21, 12pm to 5pm

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.


Heavy Metal

Lombards, mills and beans!

Saturday, July 27, 10am to 3pm


New Event!

Outdoor Cooking and Baking Class

Learn to cook and bake over a fire!

Saturday, August 24, 10am to 1pm

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.


Mushroom Walk

Introduction to mushroom foraging with mycologist Seanna Annis.

Saturday, September 21 10am to 12pm

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.


Mushroom Walk

Introduction to mushroom foraging with expert David Spahr.

Saturday, September 28, 10am to 12pm

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.


Living History Days

Saturday, October 5, & Sunday, October 6, 10am to 3pm each day


Rent us for your event, when we’re not having ours!



Our 2024 Sponsors


Monthly Giving Program

An easy way to support “your place in the woods”. Learn more.