Skip to Content
You have 0 items in your TRIP BUILDER - click to close X

Want to create a list of your favorite Maine places and trip ideas? Just click the ADD TO TRIP PLANNER flag that you’ll find throughout the site. To save your list for future visits, click CREATE AN ACCOUNT at the right. When you return, LOGIN again to see your Trip Plan. Email your plan to friends and family by clicking SHARE YOUR TRIP.


printer friendly version
view map
create an account

In order to save your Trip Plan, please sign-up or login below.

share your trip
Close trip planner   X
Email Sign-Up
Postal/ZIP Code *
Things to Do
No results found. Try changing your filter selection.
No results in this view. Try zooming out.
Fetching Results...
Uncover Map

Storytelling at the Maine State Museum

Spend your April school vacation at the Maine State Museum!


4/22/14 — 4/25/14




A new story and craft each day, 10:30-12:00.



What do giants, cannons, books, and secret night rides have in common?

They all play a part in the Museum’s week long celebration of Patriots Day and the founding of our country!

During April school vacation week, the Maine State Museum in Augusta will present a children’s read-a-loud followed by a story-related craft. Centered around the celebration of Patriots Day, these activities are suitable for children ages 5-11 and are free with the price of museum admission. The book reading and activity are offered as first come, first serve. Each session allows up to 30 children.

Storytime and Craft Activity:

Tuesday, April 22 10:30-12:00

“Giants in the Land” by Diana Applebaum , ill. by Michael McCurdy

Learn about the mast trade in Maine and why the British wanted to hang on to their New England colonies!

Wednesday, April 23 10:30-12:00

Henry and the Cannons” by Don Brown

Maine has a whole county named for Henry Knox; come and hear the story behind his most famous Revolutionary War adventure.

Thursday, April 24 10:30-12:00

“Paul Revere’s Ride” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ill. by Ted Rand

We will read an illustrated version of Longfellow’s classic and then create a mural of Paul Revere’s ride!

Friday, April 25 10:30-12:00

“Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library” by Barb Rosenstock ill. by John O’Brien

Come hear about one of the many gifts Thomas Jefferson left to the American people—and try your hand at book-making and writing with a quill pen!

Free with the price of museum admission.