Save the Date:
Maine Museums Day
February 5, 2019
Learn about advocacy, meet your legislators, and help us celebrate and advocate for all museums!
The event will include a training on best practices in advocating for your collecting institution, time for attendees to meet with their legislators, and a reception in the Hall of Flags.
Stay in touch for many more details to come.
Please use these materials to communicate about the impact of collecting institutions.
Maine archives, historical societies, and museums are valuable economic engines in their communities, contributing millions of dollars to Maine’s economy, and enticing visitors to stay longer, spend more, and return in the future. However, their value is more than dollars and cents, these collecting organizations create the unique feel of our communities, while preserving and sharing our most cherished history, art, and culture. These Maine institutions, found in communities - large and small, rural and urban - provide opportunities for our citizens to understand where we have been and who we are as a society; they offer places where we can contemplate beauty and meaning in our lives, provide a sanctuary where we can refresh our spirits and reflect on our lives. Archives, museums and historical societies can educate and inspire all ages, from the senior living in retirement, to the child just beginning school and learning about both our individual and common heritage. Investment in the arts and humanities is essential to our well-being as Americans, and to the generations who will follow us.
As valued partners in our communities and the state, our collecting institutions need protection. At risk are vital funds through state and national granting organizations, and support for important projects like the Maine bicentennial in 2020. Join us for the next Maine Museums Day on February 5, 2019!