MAKING HISTORY: Art and Industry in the Saco River Valley
Come see the history of the Saco River Valley as you never have before, with art, historical artifacts, computer activities, and hands-on exhibits for all ages! This exhibit is a part of a multi-venue exhibition of local history funded by a Preserve America grant administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, and by the Maine Humanities Council.
ART AND NATURE THUS ALLIED: Natural History and the Decorative Arts
Come and see where the arts and the natural world intersect in this new, permanent exhibition. Objects from the Saco Museum's natural history collections--shells, minerals, taxidermy--are displayed alongside magnificent furniture, glass, ceramics, and more, demonstrating how motifs in nature have been used in the decorative arts for centuries. Hands-on activities give visitors of all ages the opportunity to look closely at items from the natural world and experiment with different decorative ideas and techniques.
Pictured: Cracker Jar with Octopus Decoration, circa 1890, Mt. Washington Glass Company, New Bedford, Massachusetts, blown "Crown Milano" glass, Gift of the Jones Museum of Glass and Ceramics.