The Matthews Museum of Maine Heritage. The way Maine Was.
Open July - August   Wednesday - Saturday:  12:00 noon until 4:00 pm. except holidays.
Extended opening hours during Union Fair; free admission for fair ticket holders.


The Matthews Museum of Maine Heritage is a 501 c3 organization.  We appreciate your tax deductible donations to help us continue to offer exceptional educational experiences to our visitors year after year.

All these innovations cannot happen without considerable expense. We are fortunate to have many friends who appreciate our efforts and help us in our endeavors. Nevertheless, we are always in need of more money. Please consider a membership to the museum and or a donation to our cause.

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Gifts Available on-line
Looking for a unique gift as well as a way to help Matthews Museum?  All of these items help to support the Museum. Orders are usually shipped within a few days of receipt. Additionally, all items are available at the Museum throughout the summer. Shop on line or at the Museum during July and August and help us grow

Ensure our Future

Treasure the past Educate the present Inspire the future

Help Matthews Museum of Maine Heritage continue its important work of presenting and preserving Maine history and heritage; educating the public by making available an outstanding collection of artifacts; making known the history of rural Maine; and ensuring the continuation of our efforts. Sign up a new member today!

Gift Memberships help Matthews Museum to improve forever. Give a gift membership to a friend, family member or neighbor this year. Membership dues renewals for 2012 may be paid now. Our year ends on October 1st. You will receive our Museum Musings before fall. If there is an '12 on your address label you have paid your dues! Otherwise, your dues are due.

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Shop on Line? You Can Support Matthews Museum at NO Cost.

Matthews Museum received several checks for funds raised through as proceeds from purchases made by members and friends of the Museum. Matthews Museum is an active recipient of funds from purchases made, on-line, through the more than 600 merchants participating on

Go to the web site, register, naming the Matthews Museum as your donation recipient, go to the merchants listing and shop through the contact listed. Matthews will receive up to 15% of the amount spent, usually 3-4%, with no added cost to you. Merchants such as Sears, Barnes & Noble, Expedia, Home Depot, JC Penney, Coldwater Creek and Cabelas all participate. This is another way to help Matthews Museum raise funds. An extra $5 is donated the first time you shop.

Shop at and support Matthews Museum at no extra cost to you. Another way to contribute to our growth and success!

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