Collections

William KINGNorse Coin
Walrus Fossil

The Maine State Museum builds and maintains systematic collections regarding Maine's pre-history, history, and natural science.

The museum also holds title on behalf of the people of Maine to artifacts and natural scientific specimens located on or beneath state-owned land, including the bottoms of navigable waterways and coastal waters.

The museum researches, interprets, and exhibits its collections for the benefit of the public. Its goal is to promote public awareness of Maine's natural resources and historical richness. The museum provides access to its collections for those interested in pursuing questions about Maine's cultural and natural history.

History

Pre-History

Natural Science

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