Due to many of the museum volunteers and their families being at high risk of complications from COVID-19, the Board of Directors has decided to temporarily close the Maine Military Museum beginning on March 21, 2020.
The museum will reopen to the public on April 11, 2020.
Museum volunteers Shawn Withers and Peter Maestre set up the museum’s Christmas tree and wreath again this year. The tree is decorated with donated ID tags from WWI through today. The tree will be on display through January.
The Maine Military Museum and Learning Center welcomes the NAM-POWs to Maine for their 2019 reunion. Bill Nemitz of The Portland Press Herald has written an article about the first meeting of former POW Orson Swindle, who is here for the reunion, and spotter pilot Dick Manning.