Announcement: The Hudson Museum will be closed to the public beginning at noon on March 13, 2020.
As part of the University of Maine and the University of Maine Machias’ response to COVID-19, the Hudson Museum will be closed to the public beginning at noon on Friday, March 13, 2020 until further notice. The University of Maine and the Hudson Museum will be closely monitoring the COVID-19 and will provide updates, as available, on the Museum’s website.
UMaine faculty and staff, including those with emeritus status, are welcome to visit the Hudson Museum by appointment, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. All public programs currently scheduled through April 30, 2020 have been cancelled. The Hudson is presently looking at ways to enjoy the collection remotely, so please check back with announcements on our plans. We look forward to welcoming our visitors back to our galleries as soon as possible and encourage you to keep up to date with health protocols and information updates provided by the Maine Center for Disease Control and the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Hudson Museum has online resources available below.
New Online Exhibit! Maine's Threatened Shell Middens: Losing a Link to Understanding Our PastClick here to check out our new online exhibit by Alice Kelley on Maine's historic shell middens! These images highlight the importance of Maine's shell middens, and explain the dangers that they currently face.
Margo Lukens is the winner of the 2019 Hudson Museum Friends raffle basket, made this year by Peter Neptune of the Passamaquoddy!
The Hudson Museum's Online Resources
The Hudson Museum’s website features on-line resources, especially for teachers:
- Find Resources for Teachers; this page provides information on many websites, books, and videos on Wabanaki history and culture.
- Visit the Museum’s Youtube channel which features 19 videos showcasing Wabanaki artists talking about basketmaking, birchbark and carving traditions, and much more!
- Search the Public Access Database where you can explore the Museum’s collection from cultures around the world; currently 8600 artifacts are online.
- Take a look at our online exhibits! Learn about Maine shell middens, Persian calligraphy, Mayan ceramics, and more!
- Explore the Maine Indian Gallery web app: Maine Indian Gallery
- The Maya and More: Mesoamerican Tour