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Arts & Museums
Cryptozoology, described as the science studying mysterious, unverified animals, has been a topic of many controversial discussions. Loren Coleman, the author of numerous books on cryptids of the world and the founder of the International Cryptozoology Museum, has over the years collected many artifacts and 'evidence' on these elusive animals. Making for a thoroughly interesting visit, the museum in Old Port, features many of these relics and specimens. The main attraction here is the Crookston Bigfoot weighing approximately 135 kilograms (300 pounds) and the scary-looking Feejee mermaid.
Loose yourself in the world of art, as the Portland Museum of Art lures you with 17,000 artworks created by American and European geniuses from the 18th Century till the present date. The state's oldest and biggest art museum demands a visit from every art lover.
Space gallery provides a platform to budding artists and performers to showcase their talent to the world. The gallery strives to promote unconventional ideas and innovative creativity and does not require the artists to restrict themselves to any particular medium. A favorite among artists, performers and art lovers, Space generally features visual art displays, film screenings, music shows and public collaborations.
The Maine Historical Society operates the renovated Wadsworth-Longfellow House. This historic home was built between 1785-1786 by General Peleg Wadsworth. Two decades later, his grandson Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow grew up in the house before becoming one of the most famous American poets of all time. The last family member left the house to the historical society upon her death in 1901, leaving it as preserved as possible. Today, visitors can come see the house and the family artifacts within spanning several centuries and many generations.
Located inside the former Keepers' Quarters and enjoying superb vistas of the ocean, the Museum at Portland Head Light has played a crucial role since the 1700s in freeing America from the colonial rule of the British. This museum houses some stunning maritime memorabilia which have been immaculately preserved through the centuries. The museum shop is a big hit with those who enjoy all things maritime. Admission is free!
The Seashore Trolley Museum started its assemblage with one trolley car from the Biddeford & Saco Railroad Company. From its inception in 1939, the museum has expanded to become one of the biggest collections of tramcars. The collection gives an insight into the American public transport system and its evolution over the period. Apart from that, you can also enjoy a scenic ride on the authentic rail trolleys. It is also available for private events and celebrations. Check website for details.