Maine's Museums: Art, Oddities & Artifacts

Maine's Museums: Art, Oddities & Artifacts

5.0 1
by Janet Mendelsohn
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Distinctly Maine: Active Shakers, ice harvesting, a museum on wheels, and more!

The first book devoted solely to the diverse and often unexpected museums in the Pine Tree State, Maine’s Museums: Art, Oddities & Artifacts showcases a broad range of art, history, maritime, children’s, and unusual museums. With world-class collections of fine

Overview

Distinctly Maine: Active Shakers, ice harvesting, a museum on wheels, and more!

The first book devoted solely to the diverse and often unexpected museums in the Pine Tree State, Maine’s Museums: Art, Oddities & Artifacts showcases a broad range of art, history, maritime, children’s, and unusual museums. With world-class collections of fine art by past and contemporary masters as well as the true stories of people and industries that helped shape the state and the nation, Maine’s museums invite visitors to indulge their curiosities and passions to learn about lighthouses, whales, antique cars, seashore trolleys, sardine canning, and folk art. They open our eyes to how Native Americans, shipbuilders, fishermen, lumbermen, Civil War soldiers, artists, and immigrants all had a hand in developing the state. They inspire children to discover the world and they reopen more than one Victorian-era cabinet of curiosities. Whether you want to see great works of art or truly unique collections—from umbrella covers to strange creatures—you’ll find it in Maine and you’ll find it in Maine’s Museums.

Editorial Reviews

The Weekly Sentinel
“Janet Mendelsohn’s approach to this guide transcends the mere goal of attracting visitors to a hope of raising awareness to many resources that are often hidden from the allure of beachfronts and big marquis attractions. From the introduction on, her purpose is to save museums from a dwindling economy and increasingly apathetic budgeting.”
The Maine Magazine
“In her thorough, affectionate, and engaging exploration of Maine’s obscure and popular museums, Janet Mendelsohn provides an excellent guide to navigating Maine’s wealth of history and art. The book eloquently reminds us of Maine’s dedication to its art, culture, and history,
and the importance of looking back as we continue to move forward.”
Portland Press Herald
“We all know about the world-class art collections at the Portland Museum of Art, the Farnsworth and others. With this book,
Mendelsohn reminds us that Maine is richly endowed with dozens of other museums that specialize in natural history, antique cars, rare maps, folk art and carved wooden birds.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581578799
Publisher:
Countryman Press, The
Publication date:
06/06/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
2 MB

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Janet Mendelsohn is a travel writer for the Boston Globe and a contributing editor and writer for Maine Boats, Homes&Harbors magazine. Mendelsohn and her husband enjoy life in Boston, MA, and Kittery Point, ME.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Maine's Museums: Art, Oddities & Artifacts 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago