Two new Board Members

I am pleased to announce the appointment of two new board members: The first is John Rudoy, he is a former academic, non-profit founder, and current healthcare industry consultant. In this diverse set of roles, he has built experience in grant writing, government relations, financial management, and executing on ambitious goals with constrained resources. John…

Plea for donations

It is one day after the Solstice, the first night of Chanukah, and three days before Christmas, in these holy days, the board of directors of The Maine State Carousel would like to wish all the best during their holidays. As we near year-end, The Maine State Carousel finds itself in need of $1500 as…

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…