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...

Museum Staff Wax Eloquent in State House Hall of Flags

The historic flag cases in the State House Hall of Flags are getting a good cleaning and new wax surface, thanks to museum conservator, Teresa Myers, intern Tori Hatchell, and consultant Isleen Halvorsen. Installed in 1911 and 1924, the cases held flags carried by...

New Touch Screen Allows Deep Dive into Maine Labor Mural

A new touch screen installed in front of the Maine Labor Mural, which hangs in the Cultural Building and is now owned by the Maine State Museum, invites visitors to explore Maine’s rich labor history, as depicted by artist Judy Taylor in the mural’s eleven...

New Exhibit Opens

The museum’s newest exhibition, “Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote” is now open! “Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote” features historical photographs, stories about people, documents, and artifacts...

Curious George Films Postponed

Due to water leaks in some areas of the Maine State Library, the scheduled showings of the cartoon film Curious George and the documentary Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators on March 2, 2019 have been postponed. The films will be...
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