Museum’s Newest Exhibition Takes a Look at Jewish Culture in Maine
Opening Day – Friday, September 21, 2018
Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries will open at the museum on Friday, September 21, 2018. Admission will be free of charge all day. The exhibit, some three years in the making, presents the experiences of one of Maine’s most distinctive communities, from 19th-century immigrants to more recent residents and summer visitors. Click on More for additional information.
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.
Museum Day Brings Free Admission on September 22
The Maine State Museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday, September 22, 2018 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of culture and learning. In order to be admitted for free on September 22, participants need only visit http://www.Smithsonian.com/museumday, download a free ticket for two people, and present it at the Maine State Museum. On that day, the museum will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The museum's new publication, A Story of Maine in 112 Objects, is now available and for sale (just $39.95) at the Museum Store in Augusta and wherever books are sold throughout Maine. Published by Tilbury House and edited by Museum Director Bernard Fishman, this...