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Seashore Trolley Museum has a Moxie Day!

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Seashore Trolley Museum has a Moxie Day!
Posted by daveklepper on Friday, July 8, 2022 7:55 AM

I have not tasted Moxie for over 50 years.  As a youngster, at New Hampshire and Maine summer camps, when off-campus; with change in my pocket, and a general store along the hike's way--- I loved the stuff.

In Israel, Macabee low-or-no-alcohol beer comes close, but not all the way

Join us for Moxie Day this Sunday, July 10!
 
We’ve got Moxie…how ’bout you?! Moxie Day at Seashore has become a tradition over the years. Seashore will be hosting the New England Moxie Congress on Sunday, July 10th. They will be sharing FREE SAMPLES of Moxie and Diet Moxie with all guests. You’ll also see all kinds of Moxie memorabilia from their personal collections. They're also setting up an HO-scale Moxie-themed model railroad layout in our Visitors Center Exhibit Room!
 
Seashore staff will be serving up lunch on Sunday, and the menu will include Moxie-infused hamburgers and hotdogs, Moxie floats, Whoopee pies, brownies, and gluten-free brownies. Proceeds raised from lunch will benefit the Nagasaki tram 134 restoration.
 
We hope you will join us! We are open 9:30AM-4:30PM; the first trolley ride departs on our heritage railway at 9:45AM and the last trolley departs at 3:45PM. Regular admission rates apply for this event and members get in free.
 
All Aboard for Ice Cream Night!
 
A Seashore Fan Favorite, join us for Ice Cream Night, held every Wednesday in July and August from 5:30PM-7:30PM. Guests are treated to a special evening trolley ride on our heritage railroad through the museum's campus AND an ice cream sundae with all the fixin's!
 
Tickets are $10/each (children two and under are free). Admission includes the trolley ride and ice cream sundae. Because Ice Cream Night is a fan-favorite, we encourage you to purchase tickets in advance through our online ticket platform, Eventbrite. Eventbrite ticketholders are guaranteed a spot on the trolley during the ride you've selected. Tickets are also available at the door but you will be seated after Eventbrite ticketholders (or you may need to wait for the next ride/s to be accommodated).
 
We're giving back! As a nonprofit, we are so grateful for all of the support we receive from our local community and want to pay the support forward. We've selected 9 other local nonprofits who will benefit from Ice Cream Night in 2022 too!
 
 
Thank you to our Ice Cream Night Event Sponsor:
 
Become a Volunteer at Seashore Trolley Museum
 
Our hard-working, talented volunteer team could use your help! Here are the three roles we currently need the most help with but there are several other volunteer positions at Seashore. Please complete our Volunteer Application and we'll reach out to connect you with the role that best utilizes your talent and time. Our Volunteer Application is available HERE. Seasonal, year-round, and one-and-done volunteer help is needed.
 
Join our Track Crew! Volunteers are needed any day of the week to support several track projects across campus, which currently include installing new track inside Fairview Carhouse, routine maintenance on our main line and prepping for our South Boston demo and rebuild project. Any experience level is welcome and appreciated; volunteers should bring gloves, tough shoes, sunscreen, water, and have the ability to lift at least 30 pounds. Please email our Track Superintendent if you are interested. Volunteers 14 and up are welcome.
 
Operate our Trolleys! One of our most rewarding volunteer roles; join our Railway Operations crew and operate trolleys for the general public. Complete four classes over Zoom and one-on-one training with a qualified instructor. Volunteer trolley operators are needed Tuesday-Sunday through Halloween and two weekends in December. The next classes for new operators will begin later this month; please email our Executive Director to reserve your spot. Volunteers 18 years and older with a valid driver's license are welcome; no prior experience is needed.
 
Volunteer Story Time Readers! Every Wednesday-Friday from Wednesday, July 13th through Friday, August 19th, we are hosting a FREE Story Time for our members, guests and the community at 10:30AM in our climate-controlled Exhibit Room. We are looking for volunteer readers to read for 30 minutes to children and families. Readers can join us afterwards for a complimentary trolley ride. The kids will get so much out of it, and so will you. Sign up to read on the date/s that work best for you HERE. Volunteers 12 and older are welcome; younger volunteers are welcome if another older volunteer accompanies them.
Free Story Time is Back!
 
Join us for FREE Story Time, each Wednesday-Friday from Wednesday, July 13th through Friday, August 19th. Story time runs from 10:30AM to 11AM in our climate controlled Visitors Center Exhibit Room! Hear stories read by local authors and community volunteers.
 
Families are invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy following Story Time and to enjoy our Visitors Center field.
 
If you would like to stay and enjoy the rest of our Museum and take a trolley ride, more information about our hours and admission prices is available on our website, www.trolleymuseum.org.
Upcoming Calendar of Events
 
 
Sunday, July 10Moxie Day at Seashore. Free samples of Moxie and Diet Moxie included in admission!
 
Wednesday, July 13: Ice Cream Night! Proceeds Benefit Kennebunkport Conservation Trust. Purchase tickets here.
 
Saturday, July 16: Connecticut Day at Seashore. Connecticut residents get in for 50% off during our regular admission hours. Connecticut trolleys will be featured.
 
Saturday, July 16: Sensory Friendly Hours, 4PM-6PM. Purchase tickets here.
 
Wednesday, July 20: Ice Cream Night! Proceeds Benefit Habitat for Humanity York County. Purchase tickets here.
 
Saturday, July 23: All Women Crew Day.
 
Wednesday, July 27: Ice Cream Night! Proceeds Benefit the Arundel Historical Society. Purchase tickets here.
 
Saturday, July 30: Sensory Friendly Hours, 4PM-6PM. This event is already SOLD OUT.
 
Free Story Time! Every weekday from July 13-August 19 at 10:30AM. Volunteer readers from the local community will read to families for 30 minutes. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy.

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, July 8, 2022 7:42 PM

daveklepper
I have not tasted Moxie for over 50 years.  As a youngster, at New Hampshire and Maine summer camps, when off-campus; with change in my pocket, and a general store along the hike's way--- I loved the stuff. In Israel, Macabee low-or-no-alcohol beer comes close, but not all the way

Moxie!  Having heard of the stuff from reading WW1 history, Doughboys who approved of someone said "He's got a lot of Moxie!" when I ran into it on a trip to Maine in 1982 I just had to try it.

Well, I wouldn't say it tasted like no-alcohol beer, I thought it tasted like carbonated black coffee.  When it was ice cold it was OK, but when it started to warm up?  Not so good. I guess it was meant for a older, tougher group of guys!  Or folks that can take those cold Maine winters.

Now the local Maine blend of Coca-Cola was outstanding!  Best I've ever had!  

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:40 AM

Always drank it cold, fresh from the refrigerator, and loved it.  But I like olives, cumquats, near-easten Marbucha mixed with rice, the just-boiled ice with Marbucha from the frig is ready-to-eat.   Most frequent desert these days is a green-apple with sugarless 100% chocolate (very moderate amount).   Try it.

Maybe Macabee;s "Star" is a good substitute for Moxie anyway.

Was any reader at Seashore on Moxie Day to report on it?   Please do!

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Posted by rcdrye on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:30 PM

I missed Moxie Day this year.  In the past the Moxie Congress has brought lots of fun things along, including the Moxie Mobile with a steering wheel-equipped horse.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4EdxiwEiC4 

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