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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.
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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 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 Maine State Museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday, September 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazine's 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of culture and learning. In order to be admitted for free on...