Museum's Winter Hours
On September 5th, the Harmon Museum officially begins its winter hours and will be open by appointment only for group tours. Our volunteers remain hard at work throughout the winter months curating next summer's exhibits and are available to answer your questions. Click here for more information. In the meantime, there's plenty to explore here at our website (be sure to check out the Local History drop down tab on the site menu above) and at our Facebook page.
The Hazzard Mansion
Hazzard was widely known for his sponsorship of Harry Jones, pilot/operator of the Jones Flying School, located on the site of today's Friendship Motel. During the 1930's, Jones gave rides and taught people to fly in his signature green and yellow airplane with "Hazzard Shoe Company" advertising on the underside of the wings. Harry Jones' Flying School lasted until his hangar was destroyed by the Great Hurricane of September, 1938.The film also features rare footage of American icons Charles and Anne Lindbergh arriving at low tide on Grand Beach in their airplane.
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Memorial Flag Raising (6:00 p.m. daily at Memorial Park through Labor Day)
Each summer evening, Memorial Day through Labor Day, Veterans Memorial Park in Old Orchard Beach hosts an open air raising of the U.S. flag in honor of a deceased veteran. The short (15-20 minute) ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m. and includes a musical and spoken word tribute. Ceremony volunteers, local residents and vacationing tourists pause at this time to recognize a veteran, many with ties to Maine. Watch local television coverage of the event, then pick any evening this summer to head over to Memorial Park and join others in honoring American veterans. FMI, visit the group's Facebook page.