What is Museum in the Streets?
- Museum in the Streets is a walking tour made up by a series of panels that fosters a sense of historical identity, educates, encourages preservation of local historic sites and promotes knowledge of stories, events and traditions.
- The panels invite people to discover a town’s unique story at their own pace, over the course of an afternoon or several return visits.
Museum in the Streets Site Panel Example
Museum in the Streets Panel Dimensions:
- Panels measure 20x20 Inches.
- Introductory Panels are 48x64 Inches.
- Panels are made from Formica and are guaranteed for 10 years.
- Panels include photos from the past and written history in both English and French.
Museum in the Streets (Introductory & Site Panel Example)
OOBMITS Committee Background:
In October of 2015, a committee was formed in Old Orchard Beach to raise funds for the project. The goal of the committee is to have 25 panels installed in the Old Orchard Street area and some in Ocean Park.
The committee has held two fundriasing events:
Haunted History walk of Old Orchard Street
Do you have memories of OOB? The OOBMITS Committee would LOVE to hear them and include them in a memory book to be displayed at the Historical Society. FMI message us on facebook, call or send us an email!
Check out our Facebook page for more information on these exciting events and upcoming dates for future events.
Historical posters will be going on sale. Check our Facebook page FMI!
The fundraising goal for the project is $25,000.
The cost includes:
- Designer's work
- Translation of text
- Providing proofs and corrections
- Preparing the printing discs
- Fabrication and delivery
- The finishing brass hardware
For $1,000 you can purchase and sponsor your very own panel!!
Panels are selling fast, here are the sites we still have available for sale:
Alberta Hotel and White Hall Building
Auto Races (1911-1912)
Grand View Inn (1878-1944)
Libby Memorial Library
Old Orchard House (1876-1943)
Palace Ballroom (1924-1967)
Post Office (1902-1962)
Seashore House (1873-1907)
Seaside Park (1902-1924)
Saint Margaret’s Church
Train Depot (1873-1963)
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