Museums & Organizations Supporting Social Studies Education

  • Abbe Museum. Showcases the history and cultures of Maine’s Native people through changing exhibitions, special events, teacher workshops, archaeology field schools and craft workshops for children and adults.
  • The Camden Conference. Provides programs designed to promote knowledge, perspective and dialogue opportunities on world affairs. The website includes a list of available speakers and information about the Global Partnership Program that connects Maine high schools with partner schools in the Middle East.
  • Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine (HHRC). Through forward-looking initiatives in education, exhibition and advocacy, the HHRC seeks to engage students and spectators of all backgrounds, and expand the study of the Holocaust to address all abuse of human rights.
  • Kids Involved Doing Service-Learning (KIDS) Consortium. KIDS Consortium is a nonprofit organization that strengthens service-learning collaborations by preparing and connecting students, educators and community partners.
  • Maine Archaeological Society. The Educator Resources section of the Maine Archaeological Society’s website includes lesson plans and information on archaeological sites in Maine.
  • Maine Memory Network. A project of the Maine Historical Society, the Maine Memory Network provides access to historical items from across Maine.
  • Maine Historical Society. The Maine Historical Society's mission is to preserve the heritage and history of Maine: the stories of Maine people, the traditions of Maine communities and the record of Maine's place in a changing world.
  • Maine Humanities Council. As Maine’s affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the council promotes strong communities and informed citizens by providing Mainers with opportunities to explore the power and pleasure of ideas.
  • Maine International Resource Directory. The World Affairs Council of Maine has an online directory that provides information on internationally-involved educational, governmental and nonprofit organizations that are either Maine-based or have Maine representatives.
  • Maine Maritime Museum. Celebrates Maine’s maritime heritage and culture in order to educate the community and a worldwide audience about the important role of Maine in regional and global maritime activities.
  • Margaret Chase Smith Library. An archive, museum, educational facility and public policy center devoted to preserving the legacy of Margaret Chase Smith, promoting research into American political history, advancing the ideals of public service and exploring issues of civic engagement.
  • Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center. As a nonpartisan, independent research and public service unit of the University of Maine, the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center seeks to improve and promote the quality of public dialogue about state, regional and national policy issues through applied policy research and community engagement.
  • Old Fort Western. Built in 1754, Fort Western is New England's oldest surviving wooden fort.
  • Penobscot Marine Museum. The oldest maritime museum in Maine was founded in 1936 by descendants of local sea captains, establishing a mission to preserve and present the maritime history of the Penobscot Bay region through collections, education and community engagement.
  • World Affairs Council of Maine. A nonprofit and nonpartisan educational organization, the council is a public forum and resource for understanding, analyzing and debating international issues.