Maine MILL is a history and culture museum in Lewiston, Maine, that preserves and celebrates stories of work and the region’s diverse heritage. Through exhibits, educational programming, and events, we invite visitors to explore how life, labor, and culture shape the present and influence the future.
Our unique collection is made up of over 10,000 artifacts, including salvaged industrial ingenuity like a Jacquard loom, original bedspreads and industrial-sized silkscreens from the famed Bates Manufacturing Company, and roughly 300 recorded interviews and oral histories from the people who lived and labored here. We also actively seek out ways to expand our offerings to include a wider range of perspectives and experiences to tell our community’s whole story. Our ambition is to become a cultural hub that drives curiosity, encourages lifelong learning, and creates a stronger, more unified community.
At Maine MILL, today is tomorrow’s history. We consider it our responsibility to spark creativity and inspire ingenuity for the future.