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List of Museums in Maine

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The Maine Museums Map indicates the several museums, archives and archaeological centers of the state. The towns of Patten, Orono, Columbia Falls, Augusta, Waterville, Cape Elizabeth, Lewiston, Portland, Brunswick, Kennebunkport and Rockland houses many museums and archives that portray the unique cultural heritage and rich art work of the place.

Maine Museums Map

The Abbe Museum of Bar Harbor reflects the unique traditional legacy of the American society. The Alfred Village museum of Alfred was originally a fire station of the area which was later transformed into a museum. The Acadian Archives of Fort Kent is a vast store house of manuscripts, journals and books that speaks at length about the folk culture, traditions and folklores of the place. The Amherst Historical Society of Salisbury Cove displays the family photographs and family histories of renowned personalities of the State of Maine. The Alexander-Crawford Historical Society of Alexander is another prominent museum that reflects the rich cultural traditions of the state. The Bangor Historical Society of Bangor portrays the unique social and cultural heritgae of the Penobscot River Valley through seminars, exhibitions and lectures. The Maine State Map clearly points out the exact geographical location of the museums, cultural centers and archives of the state.

List of Museums in Maine

Hudson Museum University of Maine, Orono
L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley
Maine Archives and Museums, Augusta (contains comprehensive listings)
Maine State Museum, Augusta
Mount Desert Island Historical Society (Includes Somesville Museum and The Sound School Museum)
Old Fort Western Augusta
Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport
Portland Fire Museum,Portland
Portland Head Light Cape Elizabeth
The Abbe Museum Bar, Harbor
The Bates College Museum of Art Lewiston, The Bowdoin College Museum of Art Brunswick, Colby Museum of Art Waterville, The Farnsworth Art Museum (see link above), Ogunquit Museum of American Art, The Portland Museum of Art (see link below), and University of Maine Museum of Art Orono.
The Davistown Museum, Liberty
The Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland
The Lumberman’s Museum, Patten
The Maine Art Museum Trail Includes:
The Maine Maritime Museum, Bath
The Maine Watercraft Museum, Thomaston
The Owls Head Transportation Museum Owls Head
The Portland Museum of Art
The Ruggles House Columbia Falls
The Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport
The Wilhelm Reich Museum, Rangeley
Willowbrook at Newfield Newfield


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