The museums of the Lakes & Mountains Region of western Maine contain some of the most impressive collections of historical, cultural, and industrial exhibits found in New England, with world-class artifacts pre-dating the signing of the Declaration of Independence. From lumberjacks to shoemakers, inventors and folk artists, western Maine's museums tell the story of interesting people and the places where they lived, worked, and thrived, utilizing the Yankee ingenuity that New England is famous for. This summer or fall, visit a museum to experience three centuries of inland-Maine life including both the rural Maine story and the emergence of industry in the Lakes & Mountains Region.
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