March Collaborative Encounters series highlights World War I stories
The Maine State Library, Maine State Museum, and Maine State Archives announce the March Collaborative Encounters series. The free series will feature four presentations that focus on topics related to World War I. The museum’s new exhibition, “Over There and Down Home: Mainers and World War I”, will be open free of charge from 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. prior to each presentation. All programs begin at 6:00 p.m.
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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.
From Mourning to Evening event set for May 5
An unforgettable evening awaits Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Snow Pond Center for the Arts. The Friends of the Maine State Museum invite you to the gala fundraising event of the year, From Mourning to Evening: The History of the Little Black Dress. Dine on delectable food, experience a unique Maine State Museum pop up exhibit, and discover more in an illustrated program about the evolution of Victorian funerary practices by Professor Libby Bischof. Join Maine State Museum curators and Snow Pond performance arts students in an evening of high fashion and historical entertainment. This is an experience not to be missed, all set alongside scenic Snow Pond in Sidney, Maine at Snow Pond Center for the Arts.
The Maine State Museum, Maine State Archives, and Maine State Library collaborate on Thursday, March 15 to present special exhibits and collections spotlighting World War I stories, documents, photographs, and artifacts. The free event begins at 6:00 p.m. in the...