I used to love going there when I was a kid growing up in Augusta. Seeing the news that the Maine State Museum is back open this week, sparks fond memories of learning about the history of fishing, farming, forestry, indigenous people and more.

Being able to look at all the various artifacts, like for instance, machinery or clothing from Maine's past up close was so very cool.

Maine State Museum via Facebook

I especially loved the wildlife scenes and learning about all the amazing creatures that we share this great state with.

Maine State Museum via Facebook

The Maine State Museum is the next door neighbor to the Statehouse in Augusta. It has been closed like virtually every other public place since March.

Yesterday it was officially announced on the Maine State Museum Facebook page, that this fantastic place to learn all about the history of our home state was reopening with reduced hours and a limit of 50 people allowed inside.

They will be now be open to the public for summer fun on Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.

Here's all the details.

The other place I loved visiting in my childhood was the Maine State Archives just a hop skip and jump from the museum. My Nana took me there many times as we researched our family's genealogy. This was long before we could look things up online. We learned about our roots by reading things on microfilm.

According to the Maine State Archives Facebook page, they are open to the public by appointment.