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Museum Hosts “Action Under the Dome” Forum on Upcoming Changes in State Voting and Election Laws
As part of its current exhibition and programs about the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, the museum will host a special forum, Action Under the Dome, at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 to look at voting and election-related initiatives during the recent legislative session. Headlining the forum will be Anna Kellar, executive director of Democracy Maine, and Gina Coppens, leader of the Augusta Chapter of the League of Women Voters of Maine.
“During the 129th legislative session, the League of Women Voters of Maine had an ambitious agenda to improve our democracy, make voting more accessible, increase election security, and reduce the influence of big money in politics,” notes Kellar. “Our volunteers testified on over 40 bills related to these issues. We look forward to sharing the results of our work during the Maine State Museum forum on the 25th.”
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. The exhibition also looks at women’s lives generally from 1820 through 1920, as well as at voting issues that continue to be a vibrant part of public debate today. Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote will be on view through January 25, 2020.
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.