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Moxie Bottle House will be preserved for future generations

Moxie soft drink fanatics in Union, Maine, hope to secure a permanent home for the Moxie Bottle House, a 32-ft. tall bottle-shaped trade show booth. They're betting that home will be on the Union Fairgrounds at the Matthews Museum of Maine Heritage. The teakwood structure will be reassembled inside a new building to protect it from the elements. Construction of the building and restoration of the Moxie Bottle House will take a few years.

Though Union is the original birthplace of Moxie "Nerve Food," Lisbon Falls, ME hosts the annual Moxie Festival, which attracted 25,000 Moxie Fans in 2002, and featured a model of the Bottle House pulled behind a car. Clark's Trading Post in Lincoln, NH exhibits a Moxie Horse Car (there are several, and they congregate in Lisbon Falls every July). The brackish and medicinal tasting Moxie is bottled today in Georgia.


Union Fairgrounds

Fairground Rd, Union, ME
Matthews Museum of Maine Heritage, northwest of town on the Union Fairgrounds. From Hwy 17 turn south onto Common Rd, just west of Appleton Rd/Hwy 131. Then make a quick right in the fairgrounds. Museum right; Moxie annex at far end.
July-Aug. W-Sa noon-4 pm, other times by appt. (building is not insulated) (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $5, Children $3
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