Time to See for Yourself
  • New Exhibit Features Photography of Kosti Ruohomaa

    Rockland-based photographer Kosti Ruohomaa (1913-1961) worked as a magazine photojournalist during the peak of pictorial news and feature publishing in the 1940s and 1950s. The Maine State Museum's exhibit marks the first time that selected Ruohomaa images, scrapbooks, and vintage magazines from the museum's collection have been shown together to explore the Maine-inspired artistry of this gifted Finnish-American photographer.

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  • Museum Observes Year of the Passenger Pigeon with Special Exhibit

    2014 was the 100th anniversary of the death of the last passenger pigeon in North America and the final step in this once abundant species' extinction. In a new display, the museum explores the amazing path of the bird's demise as it was observed and experienced by Maine people. Click on More below to get additional information and come see the new exhibit!

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  • "Maine Voices from the Civil War" Commemorates Sesquicentennial

    The museum's exhibition, "Maine Voices from the Civil War," features objects, quotes, and images from Maine people statewide about their war experiences, both at home and on the battlefield, 150 years ago. "Maine Voices from the Civil War" will be on view through September 5, 2015.

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What’s New

  • Museum, State House, and Blaine House Summer Hours

    The Maine State Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 to 5 and Saturday from 10 to 4. The museum is closed on Sunday and Monday. The Maine State House is open only Monday through Friday from 8 to 5 and is closed on weekends. The governor's residence, the Blaine House, is open for public tours on Wednesday and Friday at certain times in the morning and afternoon. Click More below for specific schedules and requirements related to Blaine House tours.

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  • New Research Published on "The Museum that Would not Die"

    "Ups and Downs." "Twists and Turns." "Nine Lives." Any one of these terms could be the subtitle to Museum Director Bernard Fishman's recent published article, "The Museum that Would not Die: The Strange Persistence of the Maine State Museum," about the museum's colorful history. Follow the "More" link below to read all about it!

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