Time to See for Yourself
  • "Thos. Moser: Legacy in Wood"

    The museum's newest exhibition, "Thos. Moser: Legacy in Wood" will be open through January 13, 2018. "Thos. Moser: Legacy in Wood" is a traveling exhibition organized by the Maine College of Art and illustrates the artistic vision of Tom Moser, Maine's legendary furniture maker. The book, "Thos. Moser: Legacy in Wood" is for sale in the Museum Store.

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  • Museum Exhibition Features Rare Maliseet-Made Blanket Coat

    A rare and early blanket coat, or capote, takes center stage in the exhibit, "Beyond Boundaries: The World of the Capote." On public view for the first time, the capote, with moccasins and matching leggings, shows beautiful porcupine quill embroidery and dyed moose hair tassels bound with tinkling cones. The exhibition will be on view through September 2017.

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  • Annual Maine Earth Science Day Brings Exploration, Learning, and Fun on October 17

    Museum staff are gearing up for a great day of learning and fun at Maine Earth Science Day. This year, Earth Science Day will host a variety of exhibitors who will share special perspectives, information, and hands-on activities about all aspects of the earth's land and water. Click on More below to make a reservation to attend!

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What’s New

  • Oral History Videos Featuring Pioneers of Maine Hunting, Fishing, and Sporting Camp Traditions Now Available

    The Friends of the Maine State Museum's oral history interviews with Oscar Cronk, Gary Day, Matt Libby, Sr., Ormy Pitcher, Dr. Robert Shelton, Judy Sirois, and Dr. Paul Wade are now available on the Maine State Museum's You Tube channel. Follow the More link below to discover wonderful stories about Maine's outdoor sporting culture as told by the people who have preserved it.

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  • New and Featured at the Museum Store

    The Museum Store is chock full of great gifts, souvenirs, wonderful books, educational games and activities, and all kinds of other fun stuff! There is something for everyone at the Museum Store. Call 207-287-2938 with questions. Please note: New Museum Store hours are: 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday - Friday and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday.

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