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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.
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.
Maine Earth Science Day – October 16, 2018
The Maine State Museum will open its doors free of charge on Maine Earth Science Day, to be held on Tuesday, October 16 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Come see hands-on displays and demonstrations by scientists, artists, and educators who will demonstrate new and exciting ways that earth science can help meet the challenges of the future. Reservations are recommended. Click here to visit the museum’s Earth Science Day reservation page.
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...