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Special Events at the Maine State Museum

June – October 2009

Saturday, June 27 – Whatever Family Festival’s Day in Capitol Park. The museum is open, with free admission all day.

Saturday, July 18 – Family Geography Day. The museum cooperates with the Maine Geographic Alliance to bring live dance and musical performances in celebration of the people from many cultures who have made their homes in Maine. Free admission to the museum all day.

Saturdays in August – The museum will be open free of charge every Saturday in August.

Wednesday, September 16 – Bug Maine-ia. This popular event returns with exhibitors and educators from all over Maine who fill the museum with fun, creepy creatures, great information, discovery, and lots of learning about the insect world. Free admission to the museum all day.

Saturday, September 26 – Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day – Free admission to holders of the 2009 Museum Day Admission Card, available in the September issue of Smithsonian Magazine or by visiting the Smithsonian Magazine website ( and downloading a Museum Day Admission Card.

Wednesday, October 21 – Earth Science Day – The humble elements, along with fossils, minerals, and many other aspects of the planet Earth are featured in presentations, hands-on activities, and displays throughout the museum during this popular event. Free admission to the museum all day.

To the Highest Standard...

Civil War Flag Rotation Schedule

  The Civil War flags on view in the museum's exhibit To the Highest Standard are rotated in order to assure their on-going preservation.  Please find below the schedule of flags on view through December 2010.  

June 2009

  • 7th ME Nat’l 72.36.21
  • 28th ME Reg. 72.36.6
  • 31st ME guid 72.36.90

Dec. 2009

  • 24th ME Reg. 72.36.71
  • 9th ME Nat;l 72.36.19
  • 1st Cav Stand. 72.36.109

June 2010

  • 17th ME Reg. 72.36.77
  • 8th Nat’l 72.36.31
  • 7th ME Guidon 72.36.107

Dec. 2010

  • 16th ME Reg. 69.125.107 (not netted)
  • 3rd ME Nat’l 72.36.41
  • 8th ME Guidon 72.36.94


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:

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