Maine Museums Day

  • 05 Feb 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Maine State Archives and Maine State House, Augusta, ME


  • Due to limited space at the Maine State Archives, please register to save your seat at the 11AM training. Everyone is welcome!
  • Please let us know you'll be coming to the reception at 2PM!
  • There are twenty-eight spots available for MAM and NEMA Members to exhibit their organizations. Due to limited space in the Hall of Flags, each exhibitor will share a six-foot table with another organization. MAM members must sign in. NEMA members can contact Dugan at or 207-400-6965.
  • Benefits include:
    -Recognition during address to attendees
    -Name listing and link to your website from mass email communications
    -Name listing and link to your website on MAM website
    -Name listing and link to your website on New England Museum Association website
    -Table exhibitor space at the reception
  • All benefits of Silver Sponsor included, plus:
    -Logo in place of name listing on mass emails, MAM website, and New England Museums Association website
    -Logo on Maine Museums Day banner (must confirm by January 14)
    -Complimentary advertisement in MAM newsletter (print and digital)
  • All benefits of Gold Sponsor included, plus:
    -Opportunity to make remarks during the speaking program
    -Recognition in all communications as lead sponsor
    -Limit to one sponsor at this level

Registration is closed

Contemplate – Educate – Understand -- Renew

Learn about advocacy, meet your legislators, and help us celebrate and advocate for collecting institutions throughout Maine!  

The event will begin with a training on best practices in advocating for your institution.  Attendees will have time to meet with their legislators before reconvening for a reception in the Hall of Flags.

11AM-12PM Maine State Archives  Advocacy Training - discuss current issues and practice your advocacy story with representatives from the New England Museum Association.  Register here (no cost, space limited) if you'd like to attend.

12PM-2PM Maine State House  Meet Your LegislatorsMake appointments to meet with your legislators on your own to discuss the issues relevant to your organization.

2PM-4PM Hall of Flags, Maine State House  ReceptionExhibit your organization (register here at no cost to members of MAM and NEMA to reserve table space) and/or meet with folks from other collecting institutions while enjoying refreshments and inspiring speakers. These speakers will start their address at 2:30:

  • Dugan Murphy, Executive Director, Maine Archives and Museums
  • Dan Yaeger, Executive Director, New England Museum Association
  • Margo Lukens, Director, Clement & Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center, University of Maine
  • David Cheever, State Archivist and Vice Chair, Maine Bicentennial Commission

This event is free, including the 11AM training (space limited) and first-come-first-serve exhibitor table space.  You must be a MAM member or NEMA member to exhibit.  NEMA members, please email or call Dugan at 207-400-6965 to register for exhibitor table space.

We encourage collecting institutions, their volunteers and staff, students, and supporters across the state to attend. 

Register for the Advocacy Training, Reserve Exhibitor Space, or Sponsor

Register on this page for the 

  • 11AM advocacy training (free to anyone, 30 seats available, registration open through February 4)
  • Limited exhibitor table space  (MAM members must sign in first and NEMA members can contact Dugan at or 207-400-6965; registration open through February 3) 
  • Sponsorship opportunities

Spread the Word

Please use these materials to communicate about Maine Museums Day and 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 as we listen, learn, and celebrate all these attributes at Maine Museums Day at the State House!

Thank you to our event partner!

Thank you to our Lead Sponsor!

Thank you to our Gold Sponsor

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors

University of Maine Department of History

Northeast Document Conservation Center

Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education

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