State House and Blaine House

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The museum manages the historical collections housed in Maine's capitol, known as the State House, and in the Blaine House, the home of Maine governors and their families.

In the State House, these collections include the four Klir Beck wildlife dioramas (the "Spring" diorama is pictured here), the State House portrait collection, and Maine's historic flag collection. The State House is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Tours may be scheduled by contacting the museum at 207-287-2301 or visiting Schedule a Tour or Program. For more information about the State House's history, see State House History

The historical furnishings and artwork in the Blaine House are also part of the museum's responsibilities. More information about the Blaine House is at Friends of the Blaine House. Tours of the Blaine House may be scheduled by contacting the museum at 207-287-2301 or visiting Schedule a Tour or Program.