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Especially during the period of the museum closure – while mechanical systems are being replaced, and while new and newly refreshed exhibitions are being developed – your support remains critical!

We are so grateful to those individuals and families who have joined the Friends of the Maine State Museum in recent months, renewed their memberships, or made unrestricted gifts – all in support of collections care, moving school and public programs online, and continued planning as we anticipate an even more exciting, expanded experience when the museum doors reopen.

This is important: Generous funding from the State of Maine covers the museum’s facility and staffing costs. However, to produce exhibitions and programs, and to develop and care for collections, private giving is essential. The Friends of the Maine State Museum works to advocate, increase membership, and expand financial support for the museum, helping to raise approximately 20% of the MSM’s annual budget and to identify funding for special projects from other sources – like you!

Thanks in advance for expressing your loyalty and committing to our future! Use the secure online portal below to Make a Donation (unrestricted gift) or Join or Renew membership at a level that is appropriate for you. Charitable gifts of all size are welcome. They help us preserve Maine’s rich history and heritage, keep collections accessible, and sustain public outreach and community involvement.

The Friends of the Maine State Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. If you have questions, please contact friends.museum@maine.gov or call (207) 287-2304 today.

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