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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.
We Want to Hear from You!
The museum is working on a new exhibit. It’s all about quilts, history, community, and the comfort we get from special objects.
As part of our planning, we’d like to hear from you about a treasured object that gives you comfort. We invite visitors of all ages – especially kids – to come to the museum on Saturday, January 26, 2019 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and bring that special something that provides comfort – a blanket, baby quilt, toy, or stuffed animal (please, no live animals or weapons). Admission is free for everyone who participates!
You will have a chance to take a picture with your special object and record what makes your comfort items so special. Later, and with your permission, we will post the videos on our website and use the stories in our new exhibit.
Thank you for helping the Maine State Museum!
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...