Rufus Porter (1792-1884) was an artist, musician, teacher, publisher and inventor. His itinerant life began in Bridgton and Portland by painting miniature portraits and then wall murals. Original pages of the Scientific American which he founded in 1845 are displayed, plus examples of his inventions.
Many of Porter's miniatures, murals and other art forms are on exhibit.
Also featured on exhibit are folk art pieces inspired by the Civil War.
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