About The Ski Museum Of Maine
Maine is very rich in ski history, yet many people do not realize it nor recognize the place this history holds within the American ski world. Because of this, many of those who have valued the special spirit our sport entails are concerned this history will be lost. It is this concern which motivated the founders of the Ski Museum of Maine to organize. Established with the mission to “preserve and publicize the business of skiing in Maine, while celebrating Maine’s ski history and heritage,” the board of directors has undertaken a number of projects to identify and preserve our skiing heritage and to share this heritage with the younger generations. The formation of the Maine Ski Hall of Fame is an exciting outcome of this effort.
Founded in 1995 by Don Hayes of Ellsworth, Don Fletcher of Orono, and Greg Foster of Cumberland, the Ski Museum of Maine board expanded over the years to include Jean Luce, Stratton; Dick Keenan, Cape Elizabeth; Tony Jessen, Freeport; Don Fowler, Carrabassett Valley; Glenn Parkinson, Freeport; Al Webster, Carrabassett Valley and Holden; Tom Hanson, Orrington; Fran Clukey, East Holden; Greg Sweetser, Cumberland, Megan Roberts, Farmington, Cindy Kailey Hiebert, Bethel; Chris Bradford, Sanford
Current Board and Officers are:
Glenn Parkinson, President;
Dan Cassidy, Vice President;
Tom Hanson, Treasurer;
Greg Sweetser, Secretary;
Don Fowler, Clerk;
Scott Andrews director and Consulting Curator
Bruce Miles Executive Director
Honorary Board Members
Their leap of faith has been joined by a number of corporate members and individual skiers across the state. We encourage all who share our concerns and goals to send their contributions to The Ski Museum of Maine, P.O. Box 359, Kingfield, ME 04947. Levels of membership are, Bronze $25, Silver $50, Gold $100, Platinum $250, Corporate $100 and Lifetime $1000.
Exciting news in 2006 was the Board's vote to sign a lease for a real “headquarters” for the Museum to both display its growing collection of artifacts, documents, and memorabilia, and to house and provide working and archiving space for staff and volunteers at Church Street Commons in Farmington. As important as the decision to move into a real home, at long last, was a move by the Board to assure adequate management the operations of the Museum. Megan Roberts, long-time Farmington ski activist with the Ski Club and its ski facilities there, and a member of the Museum Board, was hired as a Consultant/Director. After three successful years in the Farmington location, the opportunity came to relocate to Main Street in Kingfield at a cost of $1 a year, thanks to the generous donation of space by Sugarloaf. We are now located in the Sugarloaf Sports Outlet building across from Annie’s in the heart of Kingfield, We now have a lot more room for displaying and storing, and the pressure of paying substantial rent has been eliminated.
July 1, 2010 Bruce miles was hired as our new full time Executive Director and Scott Andrews became our consulting Curator
You can show your support of the Museum by becoming a member, and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to preserve the history of the sport we all know and love.