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Address: 56 Norridgewock Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976-1204
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History was made when Margaret Chase Smith became a Senator from Maine. Her career is well documented with her papers, pictures, and memorabilia all encased in a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
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Norridgewock, Maine
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Norridgewock, Maine
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

History was made when Margaret Chase Smith became a Senator from Maine. Her career is well documented with her papers, pictures, and memorabilia all encased in a beautiful building on Norridgewock Ave. in Skowhegan. Senator Smith carried in her purse at all times and copy of the Constitution. The library was well thought out, and encompasses all aspects of her... More 

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Margaret Chase Smith is an individual whose quiet legacy of service is amazing. The museum is a wonderful reflection on her life. The library is a plethora of information. A visit here is well worth the time. Don't miss it.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

First of all- it was free! Amazing. An extensive display of photos and news clippings, all well explained. A very amazing lady and a true woman of the people. After reviewing all the documentary materials on my own and a video, the guide gave me a tour of the house and library..the views are wonderful and the house design is... More 

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Allentown, PA
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

The library is a wonderful place to visit. First of all, the setting is magnificent with incredible views. Inside you'll enjoy many interesting exhibits with great photos and memorabilia. Wonderful pieces of our country's history and the important role the senator played in our government. I loved the unique way the library is built around Margaret Chase Smith's original home.... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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Reviewed 7 June 2015

My wife and I stopped here on our drive from Kennebunk to our timeshare resort in Jackman. We did not arrive in Skowhegan until after mid-afternoon on Memorial Day (25 May 2015), but we made the most of our time by at least enjoying the spectacular vistas from the grounds of this library. We enjoyed taking many nice photographs of... More 

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Maine
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

The Margaret Chase Smith Museum and her home was very interesting. She was an amazing Lady. Displays were very nice.

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

This library is an outstanding review of the past century through the life of a great lady and senator. The library focuses mainly on Senator Smith with a chronological review of her life from the late 1890s to the late 1990s. Numerous pictures, quotes, speeches, and letters are very descriptive of her life and ours doing that period while addressing... More 

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Skowhegan, Maine
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is the home to the history of the Twentieth Century! It is also built onto and partially around the Senator's own home here in Skowhegan.Margaret Chase Smith was a Congresswoman and then a Senator for decades. She served through WWII and fought McCarthyism from within the Republican Party, was the first woman placed into nomination for President at a... More 

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Skowhegan, Maine
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Reviewed 18 October 2012

The staff is veryaccessible and will work with as you explore the 20th Century political scene through the records of the longest serving US Senator. And she was a champion of civilty, even when she brought down Sen.McCarthy in the 1950's with one speeech - The Declaration of Conscience which reaffirmed our core belief in the Constitution aand amendments that... More 

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