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"The Maine Historical Society preserves the heritage and history of Maine: the stories of Maine people, the traditions of Maine communities, and the record of Maine's place in a changing world. Because an understanding of the past is vital to a healthy and progressive society, we collect, care for, and exhibit historical treasures; facilitate research into family, local, state, and national history; provide education programs that make history meaningful, accessible and enjoyable; and empower others to preserve and interpret the history of their communities and our state."
Through its over 50 year history, the Maine Folklife Center (MFC) has been the main state repository for folklore and oral history projects. Our collection covers many fascinating areas of people’s history, identity, and lives in the Maine and the Maritime Provinces.
The Maine Photo Project is a statewide collaboration among museums, art galleries, historical societies, artists, collectors, and other arts organizations across Maine. The Maine Photo Project is organized by the Maine Curators' Forum with fiscal management provided by the Maine Historical Society.