Tag Archives: Maine State Museum

State museum features “Maine Voices From the Civil War” exhibit

AUGUSTA — Daniel Marston and his 13-year-old son, Daniel W., marched off to war together with the 9th Maine Infantry Regiment on Sept. 22, 1861. Military duties separated father and son within a year, and Captain Daniel spent worrisome months and spread much ink across letters while trying to transfer Dannie from South Carolina to […]

A witness to history

When the surviving members of the Edward S. Rogers Post, No. 114, Grand Army of the Republic, turned out for the 1908 Memorial Day parade in Patten, a flagbearer carried this large American flag emblazoned with the post's name. (Photo courtesy of Gary Edwards)

Among the overlooked historical jewels in our beautiful state is the Maine State Museum, located along with the Maine State Archives and Maine State Library across the parking lot from the State House in Augusta. The museum maintains permanent and temporary exhibits. Among the permanent (i.e., “been there forever”) are “Back to Nature” (I recall […]