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Samantha Smith: America's Youngest Ambassador

The museum's newest exhibit, "Samantha Smith: America's Youngest Ambassador," has drawn many visitors to view photographs and objects related to the Maine schoolgirl's historic visit to the Soviet Union in 1983.

The exhibit also commemorates Samantha Smith's death thirty years ago when the plane carrying her and her father, Arthur Smith, crashed while landing at the airport in Auburn, Maine. The two were returning to Maine from London, where Samantha was working as an actress in the television production, Lime Street.

The museum's exhibit will be on view through October. Follow this link to learn more about Samantha Smith.

See the coverage at the following sites to learn more about the museum's exhibit and read or hear interviews with museum curator, Laurie LaBar; museum director, Bernard Fishman; and people who remember Samantha Smith.

Kennebec Journal

WABI-TV

Maine Public Radio