Maine Mineral And Gem Museum Trying To Avoid Being As Dumb As A Box Of Rocks

Prospectors look for minerals. Maine news from The Rumford Meteor

Prospectors look for minerals. Maine news from The Rumford MeteorThe Maine Mineral and Gem Museum, scheduled to open in 2013 in Bethel, is inviting the public to participate in an Oral History project to represent the human side of Maine’s mining history, according to a press release from the museum.  MMGM will gather, archive and document the stories of people who have significantly contributed to the history of mining and field collecting in the state of Maine. “We believe that these stories are worth sharing and saving for future generations. They will enrich the Museum’s visitor experience by piecing together individual stories that contribute to a much larger understanding of this unique and fascinating history,” said Project Coordinator Barbra Barrett. Over the next several months, MMGM will conduct oral history video interviews. The information will be archived, used to guide exhibition development, and will help to represent the cultural heritage associated with the minerals found in Maine. MMGM is  seeking involvement from the public to ensure the museum reaches as many people as possible. (read more at BethelCitizen)