AUGUSTA, Maine — Workers’ rights law firm, McTeague Higbee, has announced a fundraising challenge grant to support the efforts of the Maine State Museum to develop a “Working Maine” program celebrating Maine workers throughout the years. McTeague Higbee is offering a dollar-for-dollar match up to $2,500 to help raise the $7,500 needed to produce this program.
“Working Maine” was inspired by the Maine Labor History Mural’s new placement in the museum. Jeffrey Neil Young, attorney at McTeague Higbee who provided pro bono legal services to the plaintiffs in the Maine Labor History Mural lawsuit, is leading the effort to raise funds for this program.
Using the mural as its starting point and a special inspiration, “Working Maine” will complement and enhance the museum’s impressive, award-winning “Made in Maine” exhibit with stories of the workers themselves. Through oral histories, expert lectures, educational outreach, and additional materials and staff training, this program will give life to the people in the Mural and introduce us to Maine’s workers, their lives, their struggles, and their accomplishments.
“We are proud to support the fundraising efforts for the Museum’s “Working Maine” program,” notes Young. “As a law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of workers, we believe it is essential that we understand the lives of Maine workers from the past so we can create a better futures for the workers of tomorrow.”
People interested in donating to this program can send a check of any amount to:
Friends of Maine State Museum
83 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
Please write “Working Maine” in the memo on the check. The Friends organization is a recognized 501(c) 3 educational entity. Contributions to it are tax deductible