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Osher Map Library, Portland

3.9
#121 of 127 in Things to do in Portland
*Osher Map Library does not charge for admission.

As an integral part of a comprehensive metropolitan university within the University of Maine System, the Osher Map Library & Smith Center for Cartographic Education is committed to preserving the cartographic heritage of the state, region, and nation for future generations, and to making that heritage accessible to the University, the people of Maine, and to all other students, scholars, and visitors. It shares its collections through exhibitions and through collaborative efforts with other cultural institutions. It seeks to interpret its collections ~ to make them intellectually accessible ~ through:

* dedicated university courses and special classes taught by its faculty scholar;

* collaboration with scholars and teachers from the University and around the globe;

* K-12 outreach programs;

*public lectures and conferences; and

* online and printed publications
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  • First visit and amazed that they have the second largest collection of globes in the US. They invite groups to visit with reservations. They help you find books on your topics and will put them away....  more »
  • Reading that the Osher Library was open and being a map freak, I dragged my less than enthusiastic wife to this attraction. When we finally found a place the visitors' garage on the University of...  more »
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  • Amazing content. I had a particular interest in the Paul Fink Transportation Game Collection and was not disappointed. Helpful staff and a beautiful reading them help. Osher is great -- for everyone from hardcore cartographic historians to families seeking educational entertainment for the kids. Highly recommended.
  • Interesting, well-curated exhibits, many archived online. Strong overall web presence with hundreds of digital maps. Focus on Maine and the region but thousands of holdings from all eras and from literally all over the world. Helpful staff and well worth a visit!
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