Collection + Exhibits

October 25, 2023
Memorial and Archive


As a history and culture museum, it is important to preserve the history of the community’s response to the tragic mass shooting that occurred in Lewiston on October 25, 2023. We believe it is our responsibility to memorialize the victims and honor the community as a way to help people heal and become stronger together.

To that end, 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.

Community members are asked 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.