The National Endowment for the Humanities has a traveling exhibition program called NEH On the Road. Currently, they are touring the exhibit "Spirited: Prohibition in America" which explores the history of Prohibition, from the early temperance movement through the passage and repeal of the 18th Amendment. It is being offered on loan to small and mid-sized museums and historical societies across the country. The traveling exhibits are typically no larger than 2,000 square feet and include low-security objects. Each museum receives the exhibit for 7 weeks, and NEH provides a grant of $1,000 to support public programs around the exhibition themes.
Spirited begins its national tour in June 2014 and is already almost fully booked – but there is one open slot, June 16 – August 11, 2017. If your museum or historical society is interested in hosting this exhibit, please contact Kathy Dowell, director of Arts and Humanities Programming at the Mid America Arts Alliance, which administers the NEH On the Road program. She can be reached at: (816) 421-1388 ext. 220 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEH On the Road has never been in Maine, so they encourage applications for this and future exhibits. You can find more information about Spirited and the NEH On the Road program here: http://www.nehontheroad.org.