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Museum’s Newest Exhibition Takes a Look at Jewish Culture in Maine
Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries is now open and greeting 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.
January Hours at the Maine State Museum
The museum galleries and offices will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Other than this closure, the museum will maintain regular open hours (Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) throughout the month.
A Story of Maine in 112 Objects continues its run as one of the year’s most comprehensive, attractive, and delightful books about Maine’s past. Edited by Museum Director Bernard Fishman, the book features many of the museum’s most significant collections, from a 12,000 year-old mammoth tooth to a 1966 Ski-Doo snowmobile, and everything in between. This beautifully-illustrated, 448-page hardcover book sells for $39.95 and is available from the Museum Store. Stop in or call 207-287-2938.
Kate Webber, most recently the head of education at Museum L-A in Lewiston, has joined the Maine State Museum's staff as lead educator. In this role, Kate joins lead educator Dave Hunt, chief educator Joanna Torow, and two museum educators in developing and delivering...