Maine State Museum

Shaped by the forces of geology, and smoothed by ice age glaciers, Maine's natural environment is beautiful and complex. As the point of contact between New England, Maritime Canada and the sea, Maine has been the scene of human occupation, struggle, and enterprise for some 11,000 years. This human history extends from the first Paleo Indian hunters following the woolly mammoths, to vacationers today seeking fun and adventure. The Maine State Museum provides an excellent overview for first time visitors and a place for life-long residents to refresh their memories.