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Back To Nature
12,000 Years In Maine
Maine Bounty: Woods, Sea And Granite
Made In Maine
Struggle For Identity
Gems and Minerals
You may take a virtual tour of the museum's exhibits by following the links above
 
  Beginning in the 1830s, spinning jacks greatly increased the volume of spun yarn available for use on the looms of Maine’s growing textile industry.
Please click on an image below to learn more Made in Maine: Made in Maine celebrates Maine's working people. A variety of home, shop, mill, and factory settings, complemented by displays of Maine-made products, surround a re-assembled 1840s water-powered woodworking mill.
In the 1800s, Maine redware was made primarily for the dairy industry, but also found many other household uses. Stoneware was produced in Bangor, Gardiner and Portland mainly from imported clays. Maine was once the home of companies that produced a variety of automobiles, bicycles, locomotives, small water craft, and large ships. Two weavers pose about 1874, probably in a Maine cotton mill. Women made up the largest proportion of weavers in Maine’s cotton mills. This 1902 Maine kitchen scene features a wide variety of manufactured goods and home furnishings that were made in Maine. Beginning in the 1830s, spinning jacks greatly increased the volume of spun yarn available for use on the looms of Maine’s growing textile industry. The museum exhibits feature many of the year-round and seasonal occupations in which Maine people have traditionally worked. From earmuffs to farm tools, Maine inventors created a wide variety of products for use in work and recreational activities.

 

Beginning July 1, 2009
The Maine State Museum is open Tuesday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday and Monday - Closed

Closed all state holidays and state government closure days.  In 2009, state government closure days are July 6, August 7, September 4, October 9, and December 24.

For more information, please call 207-287-2301 or TTY 888-557-6690 or check the museum website at: www.mainestatemuseum.org.