Fawcett’s Maine Antique Toy & Art Museum will open for its 18th season Saturday, May 24, on Route 1, three miles northeast of Moody’s Diner. Yankee Magazine has twice awarded the museum its Editor’s Choice as the Best of New England.

The museum displays a wide-ranging collection of original Lone Ranger art. Visitors can “return to those thrilling days of yesteryear” as they view original paintings by H.J. Ward, Wendell Minor, Ernest Nordli, Don Spaulding and Charles Steinbacher; and original newspaper comic strip art by Charles Flanders. Fawcett’s Maine Antique Toy & Art Museum also displays the original mask and Western clothing worn by Clayton Moore, television’s Lone Ranger; and Brace Beemer, radio’s Lone Ranger. Thirties-era Lone Ranger radios, premiums, pistols, dolls, toys and books also will be shown this summer. The museum specializes in comic and cowboy character toys and original cartoon and animation art.

The museum will be open to Columbus, Thursdays through Mondays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 832-7398 (before 8 p.m.) or look up Fawcett’s Maine Antique Toy & Art Museum online.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.