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Maine’s Bicentennial Arrives!
The year 2020 marks 200 years since Maine became a state. To mark this historic occasion, the museum’s calendar, galleries, and programs will be full of events and exhibits that celebrate Maine, past and present. To start, the museum will open its year-long bicentennial exhibition, Regional Struggle, National Story: Maine’s Path to Statehood on Saturday March 14. And that’s just the beginning! Watch for more information and details. Happy Birthday, Maine!
Three new lesson plans use political cartoons, maps, and a recreated debate to introduce students to the story of the women’s suffrage movement in Maine. The lessons are recommended for Grades 4-12. All lessons and materials are digital and available for free download here.
We encourage teachers to pair these lessons with a visit to the exhibit Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote, though the materials can also be used remotely!
Museum educators will bring fun and lots of opportunities to explore the world of science during February school vacation from Tuesday, February 18 to Thursday, February 21. All programs are free with the price of museum admission!