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Our Apologies that Our Doors Are Closed….
The Maine State Museum is closed to allow significant repairs and upgrades to the building’s mechanical systems. We apologize that this necessary closure was unanticipated at this time.
The duration of the closure has yet to be fully determined, as the scope of work to be completed is substantial and complex. See additional information about the planned work here.
The museum’s website will be updated with additional details as soon as they are available. We are very sorry for any inconvenience.
Maine’s Bicentennial Is Here!
The year 2020 marks 200 years since Maine became a state. The museum’s bicentennial exhibition is now available online at Regional Struggle, National Story: Maine’s Path to Statehood.
Are you working with students? Click here to visit our Maine Bicentennial Teaching Materials for Grades K-12.
Maine Quilts: 250 Years of Comfort and Community
Exhibition Postponed to 2023
The opening of the museum’s blockbuster exhibition, Maine Quilts: 250 Years of Comfort and Community, has been rescheduled to Spring 2023. The delay is due to the museum’s extended closure for major heating and cooling system upgrades. In the meantime, watch for an announcement of the new book, Maine Quilts: 250 Years of Comfort and Community authored by the exhibition’s curator, Laurie LaBar and co-published by the Maine State Museum and Down East books.
Missing the Maine State Museum? On our website you can: watch short "Museum Moments" videos, Try out fun at-home activities, take a virtual trip around 1820 Maine, and view our online educational materials!