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

    Fourteen exceptional specimens, including many 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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  • Museum Observes Year of the Passenger Pigeon with Special Exhibit

    2014 is the 100th anniversary of the death of the last passenger pigeon in North America and the final step in this once abundant species' extinction. In a new display, the museum explores the amazing path of the bird's demise as it was observed and experienced by Maine people. Click on More below to get additional information and come see the new exhibit!

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  • "Maine Voices from the Civil War" Commemorates Sesquicentennial

    The museum's 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

  • Full Slate of Special Events Planned for October through December at the Museum

    A variety of activities, all free of charge, line up on the museum's calendar for the remainder of 2014.** *The annual fine crafts show at the museum, presented by the Maine Crafts Guild, follows on November 1 and 2. *On Thursday, November 13, David Greenham, with his Theater of Ideas, presents Maine at Work. *The museum's annual Model Train Celebration, with free museum admission, finishes the event series on December 5 and 6.

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  • Major Upgrade to Museum Collections Storage Underway

    Museum staff, contractors, and volunteers are well along in a major collections move and storage facility upgrade. The move will result in a consolidation and reorganization of collections, as well as the installation of new compacting storage units. During the project, which will last throughout much of 2014, collections will be unavailable for study and loan. Researchers should contact the museum's curators for additional information.

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