Since it was founded in 1994, the Page Farm
and Home Museum has become a valuable resource for the University of
Maine and the state. It houses Maine's most important collection of farm
technologies and artifacts relating to farms and farming communities
between 1865 and 1940.
Of the thousands of people who tour the museum every
year, perhaps the most important are the young students who arrive in
busloads from schools across Maine. In 2007, 141 school groups attended
one or more of the museum's 11 programs, on topics ranging from folk art
to rural school life. Once here, they are drawn into a celebration of
the values of families, community, farm, school and home in the 19th and
early 20th centuries.
The Page Farm and Home Museum Endowment Fund was
established in the University of Maine Foundation in 1995 to support and
maintain the museum and its mission. Gifts and bequests to the Page Farm
and Home Museum Endowment Fund ensure that future generations will gain
valuable and practical insights into Maine's rural past.
UMaine Today Magazine
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