Lee Humiston, Curator

Lee Humiston with Jim & Jane Kula
Left to Right – Lee Humiston, Colonel Jim Kula (Vietnam POW), Jane Kula

Mr. Lee Humiston, museum founder, director, and curator, was born and raised in South Portland, Maine. Mr. Humiston joined the United States Air Force in 1956 and left for what would turn out to be fifty years. Returning home for a visit several years ago, he met Maureen, the woman who would become his wife, and chose to remain.
Through his lifelong love for the United States military and his general interest in history, Mr. Humiston has amassed one of the largest collections of prisoner of war (POW) artifacts and related items in the world.
Mr. Humiston has experience building exhibits having helped create an exhibit celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Vietnam Homecoming for the Nixon Library, two exhibitions at the Smithsonian, and the museum in the Hindenburg hangar at NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Mr. Humiston built the Maine Military Museum & Learning Center to honor Maine’s men and women who have served the state and the nation over the last 300 years.

Voices From The Dark
Voices From The Dark by Lee Humiston. A collection of poems written in the cells of Hanoi, Viet Nam and Peking, China.
The author speaks about Voices From The Dark
Lee Humiston spoke about Voices From The Dark at the South Portland Public Library upon his return to Maine.