BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Museum and History Center has been awarded a $10,000 infrastructure grant from the Maine Humanities Council to purchase modular exhibit walls, lights, and cases to display artifacts around the City of Bangor. As part of a new initiative to engage as many members of the community as possible and make local history more visible, the BMHC plans on utilizing these modular walls to make Bangor a city-wide gallery.
“This grant is the first step in producing an immersive experience for both residents and visitors to Bangor” states Jennifer Pictou, Executive Director of the Bangor Museum and History Center in a press release. “By creating centers of learning throughout the city, everyone will have the opportunity to experience a piece of Bangor’s past as they shop, do business, or visit the area.”
The BMHC began this initiative of engaging the community, in April, by partnering with the Bangor International Airport and installed a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence on the second level of the airport’s terminal. Pictou states, “This type of public connection to history is priceless and exactly what the BMHC is working towards in terms of relating to a larger audience. We are excited about these new exhibition components because it will allow us to broaden the message of our annual exhibits and collections.”
The current exhibit “Bullets and Bandages,” sponsored by the Bangor Savings Bank, is on display at the Bangor Museum and History Center at 159 Union Street from Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. until Oct. 12. The BMHC is a donor and member supported non-profit organization.
For more information please visit www.bangormuseum.org