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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.
All Aboard! First Stop the Maine State Museum!
Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1
The museum’s popular Model Railroad Celebration returns this year with a seasonal display of operating O-gauge, N, Z, and TY-scale model trains and accessories. Join the Maine 3-Railers Model Railroad Club for this free event on Friday, November 30 from 9 to 4 and Saturday, December 1, from 10 to 3.
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...