Time to See for Yourself
  • New Exhibit Features Photography of Kosti Ruohomaa

    Rockland-based photographer Kosti Ruohomaa (1913-1961) worked as a magazine photojournalist during the peak of pictorial news and feature publishing in the 1940s and 1950s. The Maine State Museum's exhibit marks the first time that selected Ruohomaa images, scrapbooks, and vintage magazines from the museum's collection have been shown together to explore the Maine-inspired artistry of this gifted Finnish-American photographer.

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  • Explore the Museum with Scavenger Hunts and Activity Guides

    Museum scavenger hunts and activity guides provide fun ways for school groups, families, and others to learn while exploring the museum together. Choose, download, and print your own guide to bring with you on your visit, or pick up one at the museum's Welcome Desk.

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  • Whatever Family Festival Brings Free Museum Admission on Saturday, July 25

    The Kennebec Valley and its communities celebrate the Whatever Family Festival this year from June 15 - July 4. The museum will participate by opening free of charge all day on Saturday, June 25 as part of the celebration's Kids Day in Capitol Park. Follow the More link below to take a look at the Whatever Family Festival's schedule of events.

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What’s New

  • A New Way to Become a Friend of the MSM

    DONATE SECURELY ON-LINE TODAY! Enjoy the benefits of membership to YOUR Maine State Museum now! Friends of the MSM receive unlimited, free visits to the MSM, invitations to exhibit openings, special programs and events, and 10% off in the Museum Store. Friends receive insider museum information through e-mails and the newsletter, Broadside. Most important, the MSM is funded through a wonderful public and private partnership. Private support from people just like you is vital to bringing collections and exhibits to life. Support funds programming for all ages, is vital to collections care, and ensures the ability to bring new exhibits to life. BECOME A FRIEND AND BELONG TODAY! Simply click on the word MORE and you will be directed to a secure giving site.

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  • Fabulous Fridays! at the Museum

    Every Friday afternoon in July will feature creative, fun activities for kids and their families. Stop in to design, build, invent, and try your hand at our weekly challenges. All Fabulous Fridays! activities are free of charge with museum admission.

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