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A Story of Maine in 112 Objects


with Bernard Fishman

Calendar Dec 12, 2023 at 10 am

NOTE:  Due to inclement weather the class is cancelled and rescheduled for a tentative date on December 12, 2023. Please check with for further updates.


The Maine State Museum is the state's chief repository and interpreter of  Maine's cultural and environmental history. Based on his earlier book of the same title, Museum Director Bernard Fishman will describe selected objects from the museum's vast collections which offer a dramatic survey of key points in Maine's history. This is a single presentation.

Note: The Maine State Museum is temporarily closed for renovations. This presentation will be held on the UMF campus.

Story of Maine in 112 Objects with Bernard Fishman

Tentative Date and Time: December 12, 2023, 10 am

Tentative Location:  University of Maine, Farmington at the Fusion Ctr, room 101.   IT will be there to set up the screen, microphone, and PowerPoint presentation.  Will you be bringing your laptop and/or memory stick?

Bernard Fishman has directed the Maine State Museum for eleven years. Prior to that, over a period of nearly 30 years, he directed four other history museums in as many states. Trained as an Egyptologist and educated at Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania, he worked in Egypt for three years as an archaeologist for the University of Chicago. He also has strong connections to Maine, where his family operated four small department stores (M.H. Fishman Co.), and he spent eleven childhood summers as a camper or counselor at Maine summer camps.

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