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The Friends of the Maine State Museum

This is your museum. Your support as a Friend of the Maine State Museum helps us to carry out educational programs for Maine School children and adults. You are enabling the Museum to reach out to communities throughout Maine with exhibits, publications, and special programs.

Most of all, your support helps the Museum preserve Maine's exciting past and to make it relevant for the future.

Endowment Support

The Friends has initiated a major endowment fund, the Maine State Museum Heritage Fund, which currently stands at almost $1.5 million. The available interest generated by this investment is used to acquire and conserve objects and artifacts representing important elements of Maine’s heritage.

For more information on supporting the museum or to contribute to the Heritage Fund, please contact the Friends office at 207-287-2304.


Annual membership dues:

      • $25 Senior Citizen, Student or Teacher
      • $30 Individual
      • $40 Family/Household
      • $75 Supporting Member/Family
      • $125 Sustaining Member/Family
      • $250 Contributing Member/Family
      • $250 Corporate Member
      • $500 Curator's Circle Member
      • $1000 Director's Circle Member

Become more involved and support the museum by becoming a member. You will receive these benefits …

      • Free admission
      • Invitations to special Friend's programs, events and receptions
      • 10% discount on Museum Store purchases
      • Broadside, the museum’s quarterly publication
      • May propose candidates for the Friends Board of Directors
      • Invited to participate at the Friends Annual Meeting
      • Corporate Members will receive transferable passes for their staff and guests.
      • Curator's Circle Members will receive and invitation to a special event each year hosted by one or more of the museum curators
      • Museum Directors Circle Members will receive an invitation to an even t hosted by the Museum Director

      Dues and contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.

To join simply send a check or money order made out to Maine State Museum Membership Program to:

The Friends of the Maine State Museum
83 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0083

You can also call the Friends office at (207) 287-2304 and please have your VISA or Master Card ready.


Beginning July 1, 2009
The Maine State Museum is open Tuesday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday and Monday - Closed

Closed all state holidays and state government closure days.  In 2009, state government closure days are July 6, August 7, September 4, October 9, and December 24.

For more information, please call 207-287-2301 or TTY 888-557-6690 or check the museum website at: