State Museum ‘listening tour’ will stop at Lewiston Library

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The Lewiston Public Library plans to host the Maine State Museum Listening Tour at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29 on Zoom.

The museum seeks input from the community to find the larger stories and themes that resonate and reflect the many voices, interests and identities of Maine people. There will be a series of discussions in different communities across the state from which participants’ responses will inform the ongoing work of the museum.

The library will host one of these virtual discussions so Lewiston residents can weigh in. No prior knowledge or experience with the museum is necessary.

The meeting will be recorded so museum staff can capture the information shared. The answers could then be used to inspire exhibitions, student activities, public programs, and the types of objects the museum collects to share with future generations.

The Maine State Museum, based in Augusta, is one of the oldest publicly funded museums in the country. Generations of students have wandered here on field trips and returned to visit the next generation. While the museum is closed to the public for renovations, its programming has been posted online and museum staff are reimagining the museum for its reopening.

Free entry; registration is mandatory. To ensure everyone’s voices are heard throughout the discussion, attendance will be limited to 15 participants.

For more information or to register for this virtual event, contact the Lewiston Public Library at [email protected] or 207-513-3135.

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