Collection + Exhibits

October 25, 2023
Memorial and Archive


As our local history and culture museum, we believe it is important to preserve the community’s response to the tragic mass shooting that occurred in Lewiston on October 25, 2023. We are leading the cultural response to help memorialize the victims and honor the community, as we all seek to help people heal and become stronger together.

We are working with the City of Lewiston, the Lewiston-Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and artist Tanja Hollander to collect memorial items (such as candles, Lewiston Strong signage, posters, hearts, love letters to family and friends). Maine MILL is documenting, archiving, and displaying these items inside the museum in a memorial.

We hope community members will continue to share items with the museum either by dropping them off during public hours (Wednesday through Saturday, 10am-4pm) or emailing to coordinate a better time for pickup.

Photos courtesy of Tanja Hollander and Russ Dillingham.