The Lewiston Public Library plans to host the Maine State Museum’s Listening Tour at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, on Zoom.

The museum seeks community input to find the stories and broader themes that resonate with and reflect the many voices, interests and identities of the people of Maine. There will be a series of discussions in different communities across the state from which the participants’ responses will inform the museum’s ongoing work.

The library will host one of these virtual discussions so that Lewiston residents can to weigh in. No prior knowledge or experience with the museum is necessary.

The meeting will be recorded so that museum staff can capture the information shared. Responses could then be used to inspire exhibits, student activities, public programs, and what kinds of items the museum collects to share with future generations.

The Maine State Museum, based in Augusta, is one of the nation’s oldest state-funded museums. Generations of students have trekked there on field trips and return to visit with the next generation. While the museum is closed to the public for renovations, its programming has moved online and museum staff are reimaging the museum for its reopening.

Admission is free; registration is required. To make sure everyone’s voices are heard throughout the discussion, attendance will be limited to 15 participants.

For more information or to register for this virtual event, contact the Lewiston Public Library at [email protected] or 207-513-3135.

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