Event at Maine State Museum December 14th, 2019

Maine Woodcarvers and Their Work Star in Free Event at Museum Saturday, December 14 brings the world of woodcarving to the Maine State Museum as members of the Maine Wood Carvers Association gather to show and share their skills and artistry. Visitors of all ages will see carvers demonstrate whittling, carving “in the round,” relief…

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Carousels

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Carousels 1. Round and round and round they go… You’ve heard that on the other side of the world, toilets flush in the opposite direction. Did you know that in America carousels turn counterclockwise? And that in England, they rotate clockwise? Traditionally, horses are mounted from the left side.…

Maine 22 Fascinating Lobster Facts!

Maine Lobster Facts 22 Fascinating Lobster Facts! Everyone agrees that lobster is delicious — from freshly steamed lobster with melted butter to traditional New England style lobster rolls. Lobster is now seen as a delicacy across the country, but it took a long time for this delectable crustacean to make its way to your dinner…

Historical Figures from Maine

Historical Figures F. Lee Bailey defense attorney; Charles F. Browne (Artemus Ward) humorist; Cyrus Curtis publisher; Patrick Dempsey actor; Dorothea Dix civil rights reformer; John Ford film director; Melville Fuller jurist; Marsden Hartley painter; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poet; Sarah Orne Jewett author; Stephen King writer; Linda Lavin actress; Edna St. Vincent Millay poet; Marston Morse…

Fun Facts About Maine!

The Maine State Whatever Tree– White Pine Tree Flower– white pine cone and tassel  Berry– Blueberry Bird– Chickadee Fish– landlocked salmon  Crustacean– Lobster Gem Stone– tourmaline Song– State of Maine Song Animal– Moose Cat– Maine coon cat  Insect– Honeybee Desert– Blueberry Pie Snack– Whoopie Pie Soft Drink– Moxie Sweetener– Maine Maple Syrup Vessel– Schooner Boudoin…

Things are moving along..

Another animal possibility for the Carousel This is an example of a Lobster Chariot. A chariot is a carousel ride where the rider sits inside of the chariot, rather than astride the ride. I think that a chariot is a great way to portray a lobster for several reasons. First, to show the Lobster swimming,…