The Maine Antique
Toy & Art Museum is located in Waldoboro
Maine, between Bath and Camden
on Route 1 [3506 Atlantic Highway]. We are just three miles north of Moody's Diner, located in
a nineteenth century country road house with ample parking. Museum visitors are encouraged to arrive EARLY before 3 pm at the latest. We do close the building at 4 pm. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for museum information about hours and days when we are open.
Fawcett’s Contemporary Art Gallery exhibits original paintings, drawings, photos and assemblages by John Fawcett. His art is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Yale University and other institutions. His work has been can be seen in these publications: American Master Drawings-Stebbins, The Art Of Mickey Mouse-Yoe, The Art of Baseball-Dinhofer
John Fawcett’s art work can be seen in Mel Birnkrant’s world famous collection. Mel comments about Fawcett's Art here: Link
More of Fawcett's art work can be viewed here: Link
Fawcett's Antique Shop displays and sells a general line of antiques. Many new items arrive weekly. We never know what we will find in Maine. We do sell old toys, books, records, sports, soldiers, cards, Staffordshire, Hummels, steins, Coronation porcelain, toy soldiers, and antique collectibles of all kinds. We are a regular Ebay seller, you can check our Ebay auctions by searching for seller, mainetoymuseum. There is no charge to visit the antique shop.
Publications and web sites that feature Fawcett's Antique Toy Museum
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October, 2016 - Bangor Daily News covers art show "Created in the Lab: Interpreting Science Through Comics" and works by painter John Fawcett are on display at Waterfall Arts. Read it here.
November, 2015 - The Portland Press Herald ran a great story on the museum. Read it here.
The April 2012 issue of Antique Toy World has an extensive article about Fawcett's Museum. Here are pages from the article.
The June 24, 2011 issue of Bangor Daily News has an article with pictures and a short video on Fawcett's museum. See it here.
The Maine Antique Toy Museum was featured on WHAZZUP, a local cable access program. The show runs for a little more than a half hour. http://vimeo.com/24295854
Another web site that has a review of the Fawcett's Toy Museum. Link
September 7, 2008 - The Boston Globe Sunday did a story on the museum. Here is the link to the web site.
Amy Sinclair of New England Cable News interviews John and tours the Toy Musuem. For best results view this video in the smaller size. Enlarged images are unclear. Click here for a link to the short video that ran in December 2007.
Michael Barrier, author of HOLLYWOOD CARTOONS, is a scholarly researcher on the history and art of early animation. He recently visited Fawcett's Antique Toy Museum and posted this observation. Here is a link to his web site.
Fawcett's Antique Toy Museum was featured in the December 1998 issue of Down East Magazine. To read what they wrote, click here.
Special page that tells the story how John Fawcett acquired both Lone Ranger' pistols. To read it, click here.
The museum recently purchased a large collection of Red Ryder comic strip original art. We are proud to announce that over 40 originals of Fred Harman’s superbly drawn comic strip are on display. During the holiday season, the museum celebrates the CHRISTMAS STORY film about Ralphie and the Daisy Red Ryder BB gun. The original Daisy air rifle and the special Christmas Story gun with the sundial and the compass in the stock are on display. We are proud to show many other Red Ryder items. Comic books, Big Little Books, Little Beaver’s archery set and Red Ryder original comic strip drawings by Fred Harman.
If you are interested in learning more about the WW2 Disney Studio’s wartime involvement, I highly recommend David Lesjak’s web site: http://toonsatwar.blogspot.com/
The Lone Ranger's Parade Saddle was recently added to the museum collection. It is on display with Gene Autry's Rodeo Saddle. Silver details are shown on the Lone ranger Saddle.
Fawcett's Antique Toy Museum,
Open: Memorial Day to Columbus Day, 10-4 [closed Tuesdays
& Wednesdays] Columbus Day until Christmas, Saturdays & Sundays,
12 noon to 4 pm. On days we are closed, we will open for a $50 fee. This
fee includes a guided tour of the museum for no more than 6 people. This
special tour on a closed day is by appointment only. The date of the appointment
tour must be convenient for us.
The museum is on two floors in a 200 year old building. There are no elevators to the upper floor. A patron may be physically unable to walk up a wide flight of stairs to see the items on the second floor. If so, there is no charge for that person to visit the first floor of the museum. All other members of their visiting party must pay a modest admission fee.
Web site last changed: August 2016