The Museum declares 2021 “The Year of Stories.”
Telling stories makes us human.
The Museum has always been the place to share stories. Whether through history, art, storytelling, and cultural events, we tell stories of the people who lived (and continue to live!) here. This year, we’re placing special focus on those stories and the various ways we can tell them.
In Summer 2021, the Museum will partner with Illustration Institute to exhibit “The Art of Mending,” a show exploring the various meanings of mending, and considering how each of us can play a part in the process.
Throughout the year, we will be presenting programs, recording oral histories (so if you hear from us – please take part!), and celebrating our community through events that highlight people (past and present) and experiences.
We’re also investing time and resources into uncovering stories that were buried, lost, or never told.
You can join us to help. Would you like to volunteer? Fill out an Interest Application here.
To kick off our Year of Stories, we have partnered with the Maine Humanities Council to create a Discussion Project using historic letters from the Museum’s Archives to talk openly about how mental health affects all of us.
The program will run over three nights, one Wednesday a month, from February through April, via Zoom. This special program, unique in its perspective, will be facilitated by Dr. Libby Bischof and Kartika Wright.
Dates: 2/24, 3/24, 4/21
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
The Maine Humanities Council will send you all the reading materials that you need, which will include copies of archival letters/diaries and a companion text.
Participation is FREE, but limited to 15 people. You can register by calling the Museum at (207)985-4802 or emailing Cynthia Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org.