The Maine State Museum shows the best of Maine – all under one roof. From beautiful nature scenes, to a dramatic three-story working mill, to objects created by Maine's earliest people, the museum's exhibits offer something for everyone.
"Maine Bounty: The People and Resources that Shaped Maine" features tools and equipment, large and small, that harvested, transported, and sold trees, granite, fish, ice, and agricultural products to establish the state's resource-based economy.
"Made in Maine, features a working three-story water-powered woodworking mill, historical settings, such as a sewing room, blacksmith shop, wool carding mill, and shops for making furniture, shoes, and fishing rods that reveal stories of Maine people at work and the amazing variety of products they created.
"12,000 Years in Maine" takes visitors back to the retreat of the last glacier and Clovis or Paleo-Indian culture and illuminate what archaeologists have learned about Native American people living in Maine for millennia before Europeans arrived in the 1500s.
In "At Home in Maine", discover the nearly-forgotten summer kitchen, hear traditional music, watch home movies, glimpse treasured possessions, experience the hard work of housekeeping, appreciate indoor plumbing, and learn about the many other, sometimes unique ways that life at home in the past has shaped today's Maine.
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