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Ninetieth birthday potluck on tap

RANGELEY — The Wilhelm Reich Museum is going to celebrate Mary Higgins’ (the museum’s Executive Director) 90th birthday with a potluck dinner Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. at the Conference Center at Orgonon. “Please join us and ask anyone you think would like to come,” museum staffer Mary Henderson said.

Square dance party at Orgonon

RANGELEY — Square Dance Party will be held at The Wilhelm Reich Museum’s Conference Center on Dodge Pond Road, Monday, Aug. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. No experience or reservations necessary. National caller and Rangeley resident Red Bates will teach all the moves. Families and singles are welcome as is casual dress.

08/09/2015 – "Exploring the Natural World," science program

Natural Science Programs

Inspired by Wilhelm Reich’s interest in the natural environment, the Wilhelm Reich Museum began its Natural Science Program in 1989. Today this program provides year-round environmental educational and recreational activities for all ages, available free of charge to the general public.

Throughout the summer, naturalists and environmental educators utilize Orgonon’s 175 acre property of fields, forests, trails, wetlands and shore frontage on Dodge Pond–plus our sheltered Outdoor Classroom and Conference Building–to share their knowledge of the Rangeley Lakes habitat. During the other seasons, the museum sponsors family-oriented workshops, community events, and outreach programs to local schools.

Here are the programs for the Summer of 2015:

July 5
“Bat Monitoring at Lake Umbagog”
with Wildlife Biologist Sierra Marchacos

July 12
“Herbal Medicine Making”
with Herbalist Abbi Mountain

July 19
“Exploring the Natural World”
with Expert Naturalist Warren Balgooyen

July 26
“Climate Change in Maine”
with Maine Climatologist Sean Birkel

August 2
“Animals of Maine”
with State Park Manager Bruce Farnum

August 9
“Hiking the Grounds of Orgonon”
with Americorps hiking trail expert Amanda Gardner

August 16
“Permaculture with Natural Ecosystems”
with Scott Vlaun from Center for Energy-Based Economy

August 23
“Mushrooms in Maine”
with Michaeline Mulvey

August 30
“Signs of the Changing Season”
with Maine Master Naturalist Beth Maddaus

Program Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Sundays in July and August, rain or shine. Free of charge. For more information, call 207-864-3443.

Meeting Place: Meet at the Outdoor Classroom of the Wilhelm Reich Museum. Drive past the white Office & Conference Building, take the right fork up the hill to the museum parking lot.

Dress Appropriately: These nature programs will include some hiking on the museum’s trails. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and clothes appropriate for the weather and bug conditions.

Talk and booksigning at Rangeley Public Library, Friday July 17th at 2 pm.

Talk and booksigning at Rangeley Public Library, Friday July 17th at 2 pm.

Historian of Science James Strick, a professor at Franklin and Marshall College, will give a talk and sign copies of his new book, Wilhelm Reich, Biologist from Harvard University Press, at Rangeley Public Library.  Strick did extensive research on Reich’s laboratory microbiology experiments, both at the Wilhelm Reich Museum in Rangeley and at the Reich…

Square Dance Party to be held at The Wilhelm Reich Museum’s Conference Center on August 18th

Rangeley, Maine — Square Dance Party at The Wilhelm Reich Museum’s Conference Center, Dodge Pond Road, Rangeley , Monday August 18th at 7:00 to 9 p.m.   No experience or reservations necessary. National Caller and Rangeley resident, Red Bates, will teach all the moves.  Families and singles welcome. Casual dress. Contribution: $10.00 for adults and $3.00 for…

Reich museum open for season

RANGELEY — Orgonon, The Wilhelm Reich Museum on Dodge Pond Road, will open for the 2015 season Wednesday, July 1. The museum is a “Blue Star Museum” which means active duty service members and their families will be welcomed free of charge during the summer months when the museum is open.read more

Herbal medicine making program offered

RANGELEY — Sunday, July 12 Herbalist Abbi Mountain will present the free program Herbal Medicine Making at the Wilhelm Reich Museum.read more

Historian James Strick featured speaker at Rangeley Public Library on July 17th

Historian James Strick

RANGELEY — Historian of Science James Strick, a professor at Franklin and Marshall College, will give a talk and sign copies of his new book, Wilhelm Reich, Biologist from Harvard University Press, at Rangeley Public Library.  Strick did extensive research on Reich’s laboratory microbiology experiments, both at the Wilhelm Reich Museum in Rangeley and at…

Wilhelm Reich Museum Opens for Season on July 1st

Rangeley, Maine — Orgonon, The Wilhelm Reich Museum, Dodge Pond Road, Rangeley, will open for the 2015 season on Wednesday, July 1st. We are a “Blue Star Museum” which means active duty service members and their families will be welcomed free of charge during the summer months when the museum is open. Few places in…

Andy Kahn to perform at Orgonon’s “Evening of Music” on July 18th

Andy Kahn

Pianist Andy Kahn of Philadelphia – who has performed at Orgonon’s Evening of Music series since 2004 – returns for his annual solo piano concert to benefit the Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2015 in the conference center at Orgonon on Dodge Pond Road in Rangeley. Andy Kahn is committed…

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