We Value–and Need–Your Support

House wrights' banner, Portland, 1841

We hope the news, stories, and exhibits you receive through our various communication tools provides you with a window into all that MHS does–preserving valuable historic treasures like the Maine Charitable Mechanics banners, helping communities use Maine Memory Network to share their local history, providing thousands of elementary school students with a unique museum experience, maintaining the Longfellow House and Garden, documenting the contributions of interesting Maine citizens like Dave Astor, and much more.

Despite challenging economic times, MHS has remained strong, thanks to generous friends who value and support the work we do. The Annual Fund is an essential part of this support–it provides approximately 20% of the MHS budget and supports core activities across the organization.

Instrument Makers' banner, Portland, 1841

Our Annual Fund goal for this fiscal year is $260,000–a 15% increase over last year.  Ambitious, but also critical to maintaining our programs and ensuring they reach and serve as wide an audience as possible. Our fiscal year ends September 30 and we need your participation.

Robert Penn Warren said, “History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.”

Won’t you help MHS remain strong far into the future by joining with us to preserve, celebrate, and study Maine’s dynamic past? It’s a great gift to our common humanity.

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