The museum has updated its
donation links to allow for both one-time and recurring donations. Due to the greatly reduced visitor volume, we have seen a dramatic drop in donations.
All of our staff are volunteers and are not paid to help. In fact, many of them give much more than their share of time and resources to make the museum a success, but they can’t do it alone.
Please help the museum continue its mission to honor those who served and to educate others about their sacrifices.
Please donate now.
In the spring of 1973, the first C-141 Starlifter arrived in Hanoi to begin the repatriation of American prisoners of war from Vietnam.
We have digitized the video
“Return With Honor” and made it available online.
We greatly appreciate hearing from our visitors when circumstances keep them away from the museum.
Greetings from the museum crew to Caleb and Ben.
At their annual holiday party and training event, the Maine Air National Guard presented museum curator Lee Humiston with a civil war era sword. The sword will be proudly displayed at the museum.
The Maine Military Museum Board of Directors thanks the Air Guard members for all that they do for the museum and we wish them the best in the new year.
Joan Marcel Brochu with the Christmas 1941 Menu
Mrs. Joan Marcel Brochu presented the Museum with a menu that her father saved from the 1941 Christmas party in Pearl Harbor.
Joan was born in Pearl Harbor in 1937 and survived the attack along with her family.
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.
Museum curator Lee Humiston was honored by the Southern Maine Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America for his activities as founder, director, and curator of the Maine Military Museum.
The museum host a wonderful group of
students from South Portland’s Holy Cross School on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. This was a wonderful group of students who showed great respect and interest in the museum and its collection.
Thank you for visiting Holy Cross students.
Holy Cross School students visit the museum in November 2019
Missing Man Tribute
The Maine Military Museum had a photographer at the NAM-POW reunion. The photographs have been made part of the museum’s
online tribute to POWs.
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.