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Maine State Museum, Augusta
(4.8/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
The Maine State Museum is the official Maine government's museum and is located at 230 State Street, adjacent to the Maine State House, in Augusta. The current director of the Museum is Bernard Fishman.Labor history mural controversyIn January 2013, the Museum agreed to display the controversial labor mural removed from the Maine Department of Labor's lobby by Governor Paul LePage in 2011. Fishman had approached the Department of Labor about displaying the mural after its own search for a location on its property was not successful. A spokeswoman for the Department of Labor stated that the new location would have better security and more viewership. The governor and the artist, Judy Taylor, approved of the new location.The agreement between the Department of Labor and the Museum provides for a three-year, renewable loan. The department retains ownership of the mural, as transferring ownership would require federal approval because federal money was used to finance it. The Museum hopes to make the mural a part of its collection.
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  • I suppose if you have exhausted all of this state's majestic beauty and fun things to do. Or, if you are a grade school teacher in search of a cheap field trip to teach some eager beavers about the hi...  more »
  • All About Maine, Gems,Wildlife,Manufaturing,Tradition, and Culture. This Museum has everything you need to know of maine 
  • Were on our way from Bar Harbor to Brunswick and decided to make a stop in Augusta as the weather was dreadful. Our choice happened to be the maine state museum. We didn't expect anything but turned o...  more »
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  • A great place to learn facts about maine. Awsome exhibits and always having new event's
  • We have three kids ranging in age from 18 months to 8 years old and we all loved the museum. The last time I had been was in middle school and I loved it now as much as I did then. It's a great place to learn about the many different industries that Maine was know for, from coastal fishing, potatoes in the County to logging and textiles. All the kids loved seeing the animal exhibits as well.
  • Love the history in this place. So much to see
  • Amazing! Very informative, educational displays.
  • Very nice. Great displays. Work water wheel pulley system a must see.