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It’s Curious George! A Free Cartoon Film Coming to the Maine State Library on Saturday, July 20 at 10:00 a.m.
Children and adults alike have loved the Curious George books for decades. The Curious George classic cartoon animation, starring Will Ferrell and Dick Van Dyke, is similarly beloved and is coming to the Maine State Library (in the same building as the Maine State Museum) for a free showing on Saturday, July 20. The film tells the story of The Man in the Yellow Hat and his irrepressible friend, George, whose curiosity turns out to be more beneficial than anyone could have imagined. The film is appropriate for families with young children. Seating is limited to 100 people.
Following the Curious George film, a documentary, Monkey Business:The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators, will be shown at noon. The free film tells the story of Hans and Margret Rey, German Jews living in Paris during the rise of Nazism. The Reys narrowly escaped Hitler’s troops by fleeing on makeshift bicycles, carrying the yet-to-be-published Curious George manuscript with them. Lovers of this classic will revel in the film’s beautiful animation and archival materials from the Rey estate, including wartime journals, photographs, letters, and unpublished Curious George sketches and notes. Monkey Business:The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators will show from noon to 1:30 on July 20 in the Maine State Library and will be followed by a discussion led by David Greenham, associate director of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine. Seating is limited to 100 people.
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.
The historic flag cases in the State House Hall of Flags are getting a good cleaning and new wax surface, thanks to museum conservator, Teresa Myers, intern Tori Hatchell, and consultant Isleen Halvorsen. Installed in 1911 and 1924, the cases held flags carried by...