Museum’s Newest Exhibition Takes a Look at Jewish Culture in Maine
Opening Day – Friday, September 14, 2018
Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries will open at the museum on Friday, September 14, 2018. Admission will be free of charge all day. The exhibit, some three years in the making, presents the experiences of one of Maine’s most distinctive communities, from 19-th century immigrants to more recent residents and summer visitors. Click on More for additional information.
Over There and Down Home: Mainers and World War I
The museum’s newest exhibition, “Over There and Down Home: Mainers and World War I” highlights Maine industries, communities, and individuals that supported the Allied Forces during the Great War. Through photographs and objects, the exhibition also tells stories of the Yankee Division, as well as specific Mainers, such as Leroy Hoskins of Milo, Franklyn Burbank of Livermore Falls, Edwina Mower of St. Albans, and many others who worked to support the war at home and abroad.
Grab Your Walking Stick (Carefully) and Come to the Museum for Bug Maine-ia 2018!
Bug Maine-ia, the Maine State Museum’s annual event featuring everything creepy, crawly, and fun will be on September 11 this year from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is free of charge. Come explore the many ways that bugs, whether as pets, pests, food, art, or pollinators, affect our lives; experience the buzz and get up close to some of the world’s most amazing insects. Hands-on displays, fascinating discoveries, and fun for visitors of all ages! Reservations are recommended. Click on the More button to learn more and make a reservation.
The museum's new publication, A Story of Maine in 112 Objects, is now available and for sale (just $39.95) at the Museum Store in Augusta and wherever books are sold throughout Maine. Published by Tilbury House and edited by Museum Director Bernard Fishman, this...