LEWISTON — Museum L-A is looking to honor all veterans in a new temporary exhibit in its main gallery space. The exhibit celebrates the veterans’ fight, struggle, and patriotism during the wars as well as speaks to the history of Bates Mill in reference to war time.
The museum wants to give family, friends and the community the opportunity to honor the men and women who have fought for the country. The museum is accepting photos from all branches of the military and all conflicts. Staff especially wants to collect photos from veterans of the Vietnam War and beyond to ensure that no generation of veterans is forgotten.
Museum L-A will be accepting photographs of veterans from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Monday, Oct. 30.
Those who cannot make it to the museum during those hours, may call 207-333-3881 to set up an appointment to bring in photographs at another time.
The museum plans to incorporate scans of the donated photos into the exhibit on display throughout November and December.
Each donor will be limited to one photo a veteran. The photos can be of oneself, a family member or loved one, or a friend to honor on the Honor Wall.
Museum L-A’s hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 pm. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Special tour requests and large group tours outside of those hours are available by appointment.
Museum L-A is located in the Bates Mill Complex at 35 Canal St.
FMI: [email protected] or 207-333-3881.
Gerard Cote in Bates Mill No. 5. Museum L-A Archival Photograph Collection.