Contact Us


The Maine State Museum's staff of professionals is always ready to assist visitors, potential visitors, researchers, or anyone who is interested in the museum and its collections and programs. Staff may be reached by mail at:

Maine State Museum
83 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0083

The Maine State Museum's street address is:

Maine State Museum
230 State Street
Augusta, Maine 04330

All museum staff may also be contacted through the museum's main phone number, 207-287-2301, by e-mail at, or at the individual phone numbers listed below. To schedule a group reservation, please complete the online group reservation form.


Bernard Fishman, Museum Director (207-287-6607)
Sheila McDonald, Deputy Museum Director (207-287-6603)
Gabrielle Stanhope, Office Assistant (207-287-2301)

Curatorial Programs

Bruce Bourque, Chief Archaeologist
Deanna S. Bonner-Ganter, Curator of Photography, Art, and Archives
Laureen A. LaBar, Chief Curator of History and Decorative Arts
Katherine A. McBrien, Curator of Historical Collections
David M. Work, Chief Scientist and Curator of Geology
Paula T. Work, Curator of Zoology

Collections Management and Conservation

Linda Carrell, Conservation Technician (207-287-6659)
Natalie Liberace, Collections Manager (207-287-8109)
Judy Meyer, Conservation Technician (207-287-6659)
Paula Work, Registrar (207-287-8109)

Education and Visitor Services

Mandy Browne, Educator (207-287-2301)
Jessica Graham, Educator (207-287-2301)
David Hunt, Education Supervisor (207-287-2301)
Gigi Hutchins, Educator (207-287-2301)
Ellen Koches, Educator (207-287-2301)
Joanna Torow, Chief Educator (207-287-6608)
Jeff Wainoris, Education Supervisor (207-287-2301)
Kris Weeks Oliveri, Educator (207-287-2301)

Graphics, Exhibit Design and Preparation

Don Bassett, Art Director (207-287-6609)
Aedan Jordan, Facilities Manager (207-287-2301)

Membership and Development

Linda Frinsko, President, Friends of the Maine State Museum (207-287-2304)
Debora Horak, Development and Membership Assistant (207-287-2304)

Museum Store

Colleen Freise, Clerk (207-287-2938)
Michelle Lagueux, Store Manager and Buyer (207-287-2938)
Stephanie Wright, Clerk (207-287-2938)