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Keep Culture Close While You’re Socially Distant

Dear Maine Maritime Museum Friends,

We are all doing our part to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and I want to share the museum’s plans:

Effective immediately, we are suspending public access to the Museum through April 30, 2020. All events scheduled within this timeframe have been postponed and will be rescheduled; our website will be updated as information becomes available.

The Museum staff will still be at work – either keeping our distance from each other at MMM or remotely – so you may contact us as usual. We’ll be getting ready for what we hope will be another glorious Maine summer, working inside on new exhibits and outside on new signage, seating, and putting the finishing touches on our First Impressions campus renovation project.

If you are practicing your own social distancing, but would like to stay in close touch with our maritime heritage, we’re working to develop some fun opportunities to access our world-class collection during this time.

Google Arts & Culture
Did you know MMM is the first museum in Maine to join Google Arts & Culture? Visit our online exhibit Maine and the Sea for an incredible, close-up look at some of the works in our collection.
artsandculture.google.com/partner/mainemaritimemuseum

Nathan R. Lipfert Research Library on Internet Archive
Browse the museum’s incredible manuscript collection!
https://archive.org/details/mmmlibrary

Social Media
More social distance = more social media! In the weeks ahead, follow our social channels for all new content to keep you entertained – and educated – while you’re isolated. We’ll have behind-the-scenes tours of our collection, a look at what’s being built in the Boatshop, and more!
facebook.com/MaineMaritimeMuseum
instagram.com/mainemaritimemuseum

Collections Database
If you really want to go deep, dive into our searchable database of more than 26,000 of the museum’s objects and manuscripts!
maritimeme.pastperfectonline.com/

We’ll continue to do what we can to help keep our community safe – and we hope you will too. It will be lonely without you, but a summer cruise on the Kennebec River will be all the sweeter this summer!

Amy Lent
Executive Director