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Memorials

WWII, Vietnam, and Purple Heart Memorials The State of Maine World War II Veterans Memorial is located on the lawn of the Cole Land Transportation Museum and was dedicated on October 11, 1997 by Governor Angus King. Each year since then, a Commemoration of that dedication is held at the memorial. Tens of thousands visit […]

Freedom Bell

Since the beginning of America (and before), bells have been used to call citizens to worship, start the school day, fight fires, warn of approaching vehicles, mourn, celebrate, etc. At the end of WWII in 1945, bells in every town, city and hamlet across America rang in grateful celebration. The Freedom Bell located in the […]

Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt at the museum is a wonderful activity for grades K to 8. We encourage teachers to visit the museum ahead of their class to create a hunt that will support classroom studies, however we will provide an age appropriate scavenger hunt sample in advance. The most effective way to utilize the museum […]