Did you miss last year’s museum exhibit at MHS–Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In? Are you anxious to know more about our current exhibit, Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine, but can’t make it here to see it in person just yet?
Well, you’re in luck. These, and a number of other former exhibits, exist as digital versions on Maine Memory Network. Many, if not all, of the items in the exhibits have been scanned or photographed fully cataloged in the MMN database; and the narratives of the exhibits–that text you read as you wend your way around the exhibit space–has been repackaged online.
There are many other former MHS physical exhibits now available on Maine Memory including:
- Amazing! Maine Stories,
- Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine,
- A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th-Century Portland,
- Drawing Together: Art of the Longfellows,
- Longfellow: The Man Who Invented America,
- Maine Streets: The Postcard View,
- The Shape of Maine, and
- Umbazooksus and Beyond: The Maine Woods Remembered.
In addition, a number of Maine Memory’s Contributing Partner (CP) organizations have turned their own physical exhibits into virtual versions. Visit the main Exhibits page and search alphabetically for the following titles: History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railway; How Sweet It Is; The Mainspring of Fashion; One Hundred Years of Caring–EMMC; Time and Eternity; Westbrook Seminary: Educating Women; and four from USM’s Franco-American Collection: La Basilique, Les Raquetteurs, La St. Jean, and Le Theatre.