Logging museum to dedicate artwork
RANGELEY - The Rangeley Logging Museum will host a dedication ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM to celebrate a new donation of artwork to the Museum.
This dedication is for the well-known, life-sized carved figure, "Jerome, the Indian", an early carving by the Museum’s founder, Rodney C. Richard, Sr. from 1975. As Rodney tells the story, “I carved this in trade for a year’s worth of free coffee and donuts at Fitzy’s.” Many folks may remember “Jerome” as a fixture at Fitzy’s Donut Shop (now Moosely Bagels) in Rangeley for many years.
Mrs. Sue Fitzgerald has graciously donated the carving to the Museum for all to enjoy. Sue and Rodney will be on hand to talk about the carving and how it came to be. Museum curator Peggy Yocom will moderate the discussion.
Please join us for this dedication and some homemade donuts and fresh coffee. There is no charge for this event that is open to the public at the Rangeley Logging Museum located at 221 Stratton Road, just one mile outside of downtown Rangeley. Visit www.rlrlm.org for more information.