Maine History News for 18 April 2009

Grant boosts Museum L-A work

By Scott Taylor , Staff Writer
Monday, May 18, 2009 05:00 am

LEWISTON – A federal environmental cleanup grant targeting the old Camden Yarn Mill, near Simard-Payne Park, will let the Museum L-A move forward with renovation plans.

The museum will get a $200,000 brownfields cleanup grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to Executive Director Rachel Desgrosseilliers. That money will pay to remove lead from the building, asbestos from the basement furnace and clean up some oil-contaminated dirt on the property.

 

Also from the Sun Jornal;

BATH: Ongoing exhibits “A Maritime History of Maine,” “Lobstering and the Maine Coast” and “Percy and Small Shipyard” are continuous; and “NetWorth: The Rise and Fall of Maine’s Fin Fisheries” will be featured through Nov. 29, all at Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St. Gallery hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except major holidays. 443-1316

 

BRUNSWICK: “Pejepscot Past Times: Objects from the Original Collection” is ongoing at Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and until 8 p.m. Thursday. 729-6606

 

BRUNSWICK: “Northward Over the Great Ice: Robert E. Peary and the Quest for the North Pole” is continuous through April 30, 2011 at Bowdoin College Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free 725-3416

 

YARMOUTH: “Yarmouth at the Turn of the Century” is ongoing at Yarmouth Historical Society, Main Street. Gallery hours: 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 846-6259

 

3 years of work completes newest version of walking tour

Kennebec Journal 

BY SUSAN M. COVER HISTORY ALIVE: Describing a history of images he researched for the Museum in the Streets, Hallowell historian Sam Webber provides a 

 

Water works: Gundalow back in business, delivers 40 rain barrels

Foster’s Daily Democrat 

Besides picking up rain barrels they bought, members of the public could tour the gundalow and learn more about the area’s history

 

Fishing nets on display help bring history alive at new exhibit

Working Waterfront 

Morse is the extension associate for the Maine Sea Grant program. “I don’t remember any kind of other display like that being at another museum. 

 

The Maine Lighthouse Museum needs your help to stay open! Check out the links, and then contact the Museum to see how you can help. Our heritage depends upon your generosity and support…Visit the Maine Lighthouse Museum Here

 

A Rockland Museum Fighting to Keep Its Doors Open

WABI 

by Meghan Hayward · May 14th 2009 · See more Local News A museum in Rockland that offers more thanhistory on lighthouses is fighting to remain open. 

 

Rockland Museum Faces Closure

WCSH-TV 

ROCKLAND (NEWS CENTER)–The Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland may have to close if more financial help isn’t found in a hurry. The museum got its start in 

 

Maine Lighthouse Museum may have to close

WBZ 

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) The Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland says rising costs and lagging donations have led to financial problems that may force it to 

 

Maine Lighthouse Museum dims lights to save money

knox.VillageSoup.com 

By Shlomit Auciello ROCKLAND (May 13): The Maine Lighthouse Museum is reaching out to the community to help stave off financial trouble. 

 

Lights Could Go Out At Maine Lighthouse Museum

MaineToday.com 

America’s largest lighthouse museum, The Maine Lighthouse Museum, in Rockland, Maine, is in financial trouble and may have to close its doors unless 

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