Past Events

Past Events 
New Patterns: Planning the Future of Our Work

Museum L-A welcomed community to join guest curator Janice L. Moore for a panel discussion about the role of the mills in Maine’s future. Panelists included artists, creative entrepreneurs, community leaders and members who talked about how mills are being reused and how creativity and imagination can lead this envisioning process. The panel is free and open to the public.

The goal of the discussion was to gather community members of different sectors and ages to share their knowledge and ideas around the future of the mills and brainstorm how new uses for old buildings can positively impact the community. 

This project was made possible with funding from the Project Grant for Artists by the Maine Arts Commission.

For more information, call 207-333-3881 or email
Museum L-A Hosts Story Collection Dates
for My Maine Stories Portal

In the Fall of 2017, Museum L-A  worked in conjunction with the Maine Historical Society (MHS) to host Story Collection dates for the new MHS storytelling portal, My Maine Stories. This online storytelling forum is a place where anyone can tell their story about Maine with text, video, audio, and photographs. Any individual who wants to have their personal story preserved can contribute to this portal, as MHS is now expanding to include individual contributors for the first time. 

People shared how they felt about how some of our local historic mills are being transformed into spaces for small businesses, apartments, or restaurants, while others are still left vacant and abandoned. 

To share your story, click here to visit the website for My Maine Stories.

Maine Innovation Expo 2017

This is a premier event to celebrate creativity, spirit, ingenuity and innovation in Maine.

Included in the event will be local and state-wide businesses along with talented students, who will be showcasing innovative processes. 

The creative and interactive exhibits are for learners of all ages. The innovation expo will provide a platform connecting generations, inspiring our young to explore innovative careers that will strengthen our community. 

Bands on the Run - 2014

The 2014 edition of "Bands on the Run" was held on June 29, and was a great success! Race proceeds benefited Museum L-A’s mission to strengthen community and connections between generations by documenting and celebrating the economic, social, and technological legacy of L-A and its people.

This was the third annual "Bands on the Run" event and we have worked to make it twice as much fun at years past! It featured popular bands playing along a course that hugs the scenic Androscoggin River.

For more information on "Bands on the Run", please visit

L/A Mini Maker Faire 2014

The 2014 'Mini Maker Faire' was held on September 6, and was a great success! The event took place at Museum L-A at the Bates Mill in Lewiston, and featured a full day of interactive and educational activities for all ages. Thank you to everyone who helped plan, sponsor, or participate in the 2014 Mini Maker Faire!

Please click on the banners below for local news coverage of the 2014 Mini Maker Faire, in addition to our gallery of over 100 photos from the event. For more information on the Mini Maker Faire, please visit

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