Special Fall Programs Begin Exploration of Women’s Suffrage

A diverse slate of entertaining, educational, and free events will mark the centennial of women’s suffrage and begin on Thursday, September 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Maine State Library. That evening, Candace Kanes and Sheila McDonald will present a talk, Women’s Long...

Exhibits about Wabanaki Culture Feature Museum Collections

Two current exhibitions in Maine, one at Colby College Museum of Art and the other at Maine Historical Society, are looking at Wabanaki art and culture. Both exhibitions feature important Wabanaki pieces borrowed from the Maine State Museum’s collection. At...

Museum Pieces Star at Quilt Show

The annual Pine Tree Quilters Guild show in Augusta this year featured eight of the Maine State Museum’s best historic quilts. Curator Laurie LaBar was also on hand at the show, which ran from July 25 – 31 at the Augusta Civic Center. Laurie shared...

The Moon Rocks

The 50th anniversary of America’s first lunar landing on July 20, 1969 has us looking at moon rocks in the museum’s collection. The museum has two moon rock specimens. One, pictured above, is on exhibit and was brought to Earth in 1972 during the 1972...
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