Maine Historical Society

About Maine Historical Society

"A growing museum, incomparable library and statewide educational resource, we are located in the heart of Portland’s downtown cultural district. Founded in 1822, the Maine Historical Society is the third oldest state historical society in the United States.

Maine Historical Society employs a professional staff of 35. Our one–acre campus, which is open year round, is situated in downtown Portland, across from Monument Square. The Maine Historical Society strives to serve the entire state through its education and outreach programs and through the digital museum, the Maine Memory Network.

MHS is comprised of the Wadsworth–Longfellow House and Longfellow Garden, the Maine Historical Society Museum and Store, the MHS Research Library and the Maine Memory Network."



May 2018 - August 2018 Portland, ME
“I was able to do a variety of different things while I was interning here. I installed and exhibit, gave tours, and even developed educational plans! It was nice to be treated almost as an equal and not as an inferior "intern." My supervisors valued my opinion and knowledge while also helping me grow within the field. If we had an interest in any specific aspect of the museum or archives we were able to explore those interests, and we were often encouraged to do so. Overall a very helpful and exciting experience. ”
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