Ski Museum of Maine will be closed in April; new exhibit to open mid-May

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FARMINGTON – The Ski Museum will be closed during the month of April, reopening on May 6.

During this time Director/Curator Megan Roberts will attend the week-long International Ski History Congress, as well as upgrade the exhibits, prepare for the opening of the new Theo Johnsen exhibit, and general catch-up.

The Ski History Congress will feature a number of sessions of historical presentations throughout the week. SMOM Board Member Glenn Parkinson will be presenting “Preserving Theo Johnsen”, which is the focus of the new exhibit opening at the Museum in mid-May. Johnsen wrote the first American ski book in 1905 and also manufactured skis. When the skis didn’t sell well on consignment and were returned, Johnsen decided to make scale models of each ski to sell to the stores. The stores could then sell the skis by taking orders.

Through generous donations from enthused individuals, the Museum was able to purchase six of these rare, beautiful model skis, which will be on display all summer.

Also during the month of April we will be looking for volunteers to help in a number of ways as we set up our new display and get up to date with various projects. If you would like to help out anytime Tuesdays through
Saturdays between April 13 and 30, please let Megan know when you might like to come, and we will have various times scheduled according to volunteer availability. Please either call after April 4 at 491-5481 or email her anytime at mroberts@skimuseumofmaine.org.

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