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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
 
  Maine Bounty: The People and Resources that Shaped Maine
   
Please click on an image below to learn more Maine Bounty: Woods, Sea, and Granite: The main floor of the museum is devoted to the historical origins of Maine’s resource-based industries and agriculture.
In the 1920s and 1930s, this gasoline powered Lombard Log Hauler, made in Waterville, was used in logging operations in Maine’s Allagash waterway region. The 1846 Lion, the eighth oldest surviving American steam locomotive, was used to transport lumber in Washington County. In the nineteenth century, Maine was a leader in the building of wooden ships. This exhibit features a 40 foot section of the hull and some of the rigging from the Downeaster ST. MARY, built in 1890 in Phippsburg. Ice harvested from Maine’s lakes and rivers provided a major industry in the late 1800s Farming in Maine required specialized tools used for the production of crops for commercial and home use. Sardines packed in Maine canneries were shipped to countries all over the world. Numerous sardine canneries provided employment for people living along the Maine coast.

 

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.