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July 21, 2016

Moosehead Marine Museum reaps $10,000 grant

James McCarthy Liz Cannell, executive director of Moosehead Marine Museum, says the Moosehead Lake region's appeal goes far beyond its scenic beauty.

The Moosehead Marine Museum in Greenville has received a $10,000 grant from the Piscataquis Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to upgrade its collections database.

The centerpiece of the museum’s collection is the steamboat Katahdin, according to Liz Cannell, museum executive director. It draws 7,500 visitors to the region annually to cruise Moosehead Lake and visit the shoreside museum, which houses some 1,700 artifacts, photographs and items of memorabilia from the lake’s steamboating past.

“We are fortunate that the expertise to advise MMM on the project is available locally from the Moosehead Historical Society, which has catalogued some 40,000 to 50,000 of its own items,” Cannell said in a statement. MMM has hired a staff member from MHS to direct the project. A second MMM staff member will execute the catalog work and data entry.

When the project is complete, visitors and researchers will be able to access the combined catalogs from either museum.

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