AUGUSTA — A new exhibit opening soon at the Maine State Museum aims to shed light on the 200-plus years of Jews in Maine. It’s a history of which many Jewish people in the state aren’t aware, nor may they fully understand.

Maine+Jewish: Two Centuries, will highlight the experiences of the Jewish community in Maine, from 19th century immigrants to more recent residents and summer visitors. The exhibit opens Friday, Sept. 21, and it will remain on view until Oct. 25, 2019.

The Maine State Museum and guest curator Amy Waterman, of Brunswick, relied on Jewish citizens and organizations from across Maine, and the exhibit includes more than 200 images and 170 objects.

“In many ways, both non-Jewish and Jewish visitors will find the exhibit reflective and spirited, illuminating and fun,” Waterman said.

IF YOU GO
What: Maine+Jewish: Two Centuries exhibit

Where: Maine State Museum, 230 State Street, Augusta

When: Opens Friday, Sept. 21, and closes Oct. 25, 2019

Cost: Free on the exhibit’s opening day; regular admission prices vary

Information: mainestatemuseum.org