IntroductionSeashore Trolley Museum's Visitor Center building serves as its offices, board meeting room, book store/gift shop, ticket office, and exhibit hall/gallery. Off the exhibit hall is a kitchen allowing the hall to host various functions. Oh, the Center also serves as the depot for the trolley rides.
I'm reviewing the exhibit in the exhibit hall because:
- It is very well done
- On a modest budget
- Focuses appropriately on the history of local trolley car systems
- Is featured and augmented on the Maine Historical Society's online museum, The Maine Memory Network, and thus it teaches more than those who visit the exhibit
From the museum's web page, "Our Visitor Center houses a 1600 square foot gallery that currently exhibits History in Motion: Public Transportation Connecting Maine Communities. This exhibit invites you to journey into the history of how trolleys changed the lives of people in Maine and to learn what past forms of transportation can teach us about contemporary issues and possible futures that we face today."
The exhibit consists of panels on the walls of the nearly square room plus a controlled number of supporting artifacts. Below are two of the panels.
Next are two of the pictures with captions.
The exhibit's web page on The Maine Memory Network is:
The exhibit is an excellent augmentation to the museum. I learned from it. It reflects well the efforts of many people. I welcome their comment and corrections.