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Maine State Museum Receives Highest National Recognition
Awarded Re-Accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums
The Maine State Museum has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums. Accreditation brings the highest national recognition to the Maine State Museum, following a rigorous, professional review process that examined all aspects of the museum’s operations over a year of evaluation and assessment.
Accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums brings national recognition to the Maine State Museum for its high professional standards, continued pursuit of excellence, and wise and ethical use of resources to provide the best possible service to the public.
The Maine State Museum was first accredited in 1975 and, following reviews approximately every ten years since that time, has maintained its status as an accredited museum. Of the nation’s estimated 33,000 museums, over 1,070 are currently accredited. In Maine, the Maine State Museum is one of 17 museums that have achieved the status of an accredited museum.
Votes for Women!
The museum’s newest exhibition, Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote welcomes visitors with historical photographs, stories about people, and artifacts that all explore the wide-ranging efforts by many women (and some men) to gain the voting rights finally guaranteed in 1920 by the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The exhibition also looks at women’s lives generally from 1820 through 1920, as well as at voting issues that continue to be a vibrant part of public debate today. Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote will be on view through January 25, 2020.
Museum Exhibition Takes a Look at Jewish Culture in Maine
Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries greets visitors with a colorful, in-depth display of objects and photographs illustrating the Jewish experience in Maine. Some three years in the making, the exhibition focuses on one of Maine’s most distinctive communities, from 19th-century immigrants to more recent residents and summer visitors. Click on More for additional information.
Two current exhibitions in Maine, one at Colby College Museum of Art and the other at Maine Historical Society, are looking at Wabanaki art and culture. Both exhibitions feature important Wabanaki pieces borrowed from the Maine State Museum's collection. At Colby,...