2020 Annual Fund

Just like you, PHC and our staff are adjusting to a new normal of physical distancing and limiting travel. As such, we’ve closed the museum’s public hours, and our staff is working from home. However, this hits right as we are training our docents, putting on the last coats of paint, and gearing up for tourist season. That’s why we’re asking you to help us through this incredibly difficult period, and if you are able, please give.

Can you believe that the State of Maine turned 200 years old on March 15? Change is something Maine has seen a lot of over the years. Some people feel change and history don’t go together, but they absolutely do—change makes history.

In addition to our recent change to Pejepscot History Center, here are other ways we're changing to be more open, more welcoming, and more community-centered:

--Engaging families and students with lesser-known local history in our Untold Stories afterschool program

--Building new information into our house tours that brings untold stories and unheard voices to the surface

--Expanding the visitor lobby at the Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum and restoring the front exhibit room at our headquarters to provide a better guest experience at both spaces

--Hiring a new Development Manager to increase our outreach and engagement (thanks to our 2019 bequest!*)

Your gift to the annual fund is vital to making this change happen. Help us meet—and exceed—this year’s $30,000 goal by making a generous donation this year to mark Maine’s bicentennial.

Please consider a gift of $200 (for 200 years) or whatever amount is meaningful to you to mark this momentous occasion!

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