Time to See for Yourself
  • Mount Mica Specimens Shown in New Exhibit

    Fourteen exceptional specimens, including many stunning tourmaline crystals, are now featured in a new exhibit in the museum's "Back to Nature" area. Most of the specimens are on public view for the first time. All were recovered from Oxford County's Mount Mica by Coromoto Minerals, LLC which has lent the specimens to the museum.

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  • Maine Labor History Mural Continues on Exhibit in Cultural Building Atrium

    The Maine Labor History Mural continues to draw visitors from across the state at its current exhibition site in the Cultural Building atrium in Augusta. The mural, originally shown in the Department of Labor offices, is on loan to the Maine State Museum through 2015.

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  • "Maine Voices from the Civil War" Commemorates 150th Anniversary

    The museum's newest exhibition, "Maine Voices from the Civil War," features objects, quotes, and images from Maine people statewide about their war experiences, both at home and on the battlefield, 150 years ago.

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What’s New

  • Storytelling Highlights Special Activities During April School Vacation

    April 22 - 25 brings special children's read-aloud events centered around the celebration of Patriots Day and America's founding. The stories and activities are suitable for children ages 3 - 11 and are free with the price of museum admission. The events are first come, first served, up to 30 children. Click More below to see what great children's books will be featured and what activities are planned.

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  • "Celebrate Spring!" Fashion Show Returns as Fun and Fundraiser Event on May 1

    Once again this year, the Friends of the Maine State Museum is teaming up with Earth Bound Clothing Stores of Hallowell and Waterville to present a fashion show that is guaranteed to get you in the mood for spring. The show, buffet dinner, and silent auction will be held at Augusta's Le Club Calument from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and are available at Earth Bound locations.

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