The Outdoor Heritage Museum at 8 Rumford Road in Oquossoc, operated by the Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society, plans to open its doors for the 2022 season on Wednesday, May 18. Submitted photo

The Outdoor Heritage Museum at 8 Rumford Road in Oquossoc, operated by the Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society, plans to open for the season on Wednesday, May 18.

New temporary exhibits on display include Rangeley’s Historic Legacy, featuring historic photographs of the Rangeley region accompanied by artifacts from the collection and inspired by the new book “Rangeley’s Historic Legacy” by Gary Priest.

Additional exhibits include The Rangeley Spinner — an exhibit guest-curated by expert William B. Krohn, as well as a fresh look at Louise Dickinson Rich, author of “We Took to the Woods,” according to a news release from the museum.

Though the society’s Rangeley History Museum will be closed this year for maintenance, visitors can experience the region’s history at the Outdoor Heritage Museum, recognized by Yankee Magazine as the “Best Outdoor Museum in New England.”

The society also plans to host and participate in multiple events this year, including its series of festival days on the Outdoor Heritage Museum grounds. Visitors can browse art, crafts, and antiques from a variety of vendors at the June 18 Lupine Festival, Aug. 13 Oquossoc Day, and Sept. 17 Fall Festival. Interested vendors can learn more online at outdoorheritagemuseum.org.

Also on tap to return is the International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) on Aug. 6, hosted by the Lakeside Theater in Rangeley. Tickets can be purchased at outdoorheritagemuseum.org.

The society is looking for volunteers interested in supporting the museum as docents or as event assistants. Those that enjoy history and wish to get involved should call Michelle Landry, executive director, at 207-864-3091 or email [email protected].

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