New!!! Access to Maine Historic Preservation Commission Photo Collection Now Available
A four-year collaborative project between the museum and the Maine Historic Preservation Commission (MHPC) is finished and, as a result, MHPC’s excellent collection of stereoviews and photo postcards is available on-line in a searchable database. Click on More below to link to this invaluable historical resource.
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.
From Mourning to Evening event set for May 5
An unforgettable evening awaits Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Snow Pond Center for the Arts. The Friends of the Maine State Museum invite you to the gala fundraising event of the year, From Mourning to Evening: The History of the Little Black Dress. Dine on delectable food, experience a unique Maine State Museum pop up exhibit, and discover more in an illustrated program about the evolution of Victorian funerary practices by Professor Libby Bischof. Join Maine State Museum curators and Snow Pond performance arts students in an evening of high fashion and historical entertainment. This is an experience not to be missed, all set alongside scenic Snow Pond in Sidney, Maine at Snow Pond Center for the Arts.
If you're looking for some fun activities for your April school vacation week, look no further! We're bookending vacation week with Family Fun Days, April 14th and 21st. Family Fun Days are FREE and open to all. Saturday, April 14th, we welcome Chewonki's Traveling...