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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  • Hands-on Learning Opportunities Abound at Museum

    The museum's educators are welcoming and teaching students of all ages during the summer and fall of 2014. The museum offers many engaging, hands-on learning opportunities that are popular components of school curricula. Museum tours are also available for interested visitors. Find the reservation form and more information about scheduling the museum's educational programs and tours by clicking on More below.

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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

  • Saturday, July 12 Event at 10:30 a.m. Features Donn Fendler and "Lost on a Mountain in Maine"

    July 2014 is the 75th anniversary of 12-year-old Donn Fendler's harrowing survival of nine days lost and alone in the Mt. Katahdin wilderness. The museum is remembering Fendler's courage and incredible story with an exhibit of some of his personal items and a special appearance by Fendler at a talk and book signing on July 12 beginning at 10:30. Museum admission will be free all day on July 12.

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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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