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Monday, 29 July 2013 17:50

Maine Museums Raise Funds for Newtown

Six museums in Maine are raising funds to help Newtown, Connecticut build a museum. Newtown is home to Sandy Hook Elementary School the location of a devastating school shooting that took place on December 14, 2012. Plans to build the EverWonder Children’s Museum in the small Connecticut town have been in discussion for years but the project gained momentum following the tragedy.

The contributing museums in Maine are offering free admission and accepting donations of Thursday, August 1, 2013. Currently the Maine State Museum in Augusta, the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor, the Maine Historical Society in Portland, the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath and the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport are participating.

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