The teachers and classes that visit the Maine State Archives as part of their prize for winning a student contest repeatedly tell us how much they enjoyed the experience and how surprised they are at the resources available at the Archives. We are offering on request scheduled presentations to classes in grades 4-12.
A presentation begins with a discussion of the necessity of a state archive and the different types of records in our holdings. Our archivists will display and explain examples of our Native American holdings, those pertaining to the Maine Constitution, or the Civil War and tailor it to your region of the state. If you have a particular topic that you are interested in exploring with your class at the Archives outside of the 3 listed above, you may inquire about the possibility of a presentation.
NEW - If you would like us to bring our Maine State Archives Virtual Reality kit to your school, please schedule a visit, at with our office. We have 15 VR headsets with phones, allowing students to explore a variety of notable Maine locations in full 3D, with pop-up information about the site and its history. We will be adding more VR experiences throughout the Maine's 2020 bicentennial commemoration.
Please contact Heather Moran or call 287-5789 if you are interested in such a program.
NEW - In addition, you and your students may work one-on-one with an archivist on history projects.
For more information contact Heather Moran or call 287-5789 to get started.