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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.
December and January Hours at the Maine State Museum
The museum will be closed on December 25 and January 1, but will be open to museum visitors from 9 am to 5 pm on December 26 and January 2. Best wishes to all from museum staff for a safe and happy holiday season!
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.
The museum continues its exhibition handbook series with a new publication, Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries, to accompany the new exhibition by the same name. With a main essay by Colby College Professor David Freidenreich and introductions by Museum Director Bernard...