Maine Day Open House at Poland Spring Museums

27 Mar 2024 6:39 AM | Anonymous member

Poland Maine - The Poland Spring Preservation Society will hold the annual "Maine Day" Open House on Saturday May 25th from 9-3pm at the Maine State Building, 37 Preservation Way, Poland Maine. 

Join us as we open the doors for the 129th anniversary of the Maine State Building at Poland Spring! See the new exhibits, play games related to the World's Fair, learn about the heritage of the Maine State Building and the 1893 Columbian Exposition, and visit the gift shop with local Maine made crafts and more. "Maine Day", May 24th, 1893 at the World's Fair served as the official dedication of the Maine State Building in Chicago, Illinois. A reception was held in the rotunda led by Governor Henry B. Cleaves and other prominent Mainers. At noon, an address was made detailing the work of the board and its efforts to showcase the materials, work and design of Maine craftsmanship. The building was then declared open to the public. At the end of the fair, the building was purchased by the Ricker family of Poland Spring, dismantled and rebuilt at Poland Spring Resort for use as a library and art gallery. It is 1 of just 5 buildings that remain from the 1893 World's Fair, and the only state building that remains. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend! 

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