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Pejepscot museums open in Brunswick

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Pejepscot museums open in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK — Museums operated by the Pejepscot Historical Society will open for the 2014 season on Friday, May 23. 

Visitors to the Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, 226 Maine St., will have the opportunity to see the original Medal of Honor awarded to Chamberlain for his distinguished service during the Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War. The medal was donated to PHS anonymously last August will be on display for the first time this season.

The Chamberlain Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m, Sundays from 1 p.m.-4 p.m., and on Memorial Day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Skolfield-Whittier House, 161 Park Row, has been owned by three generations of families and is billed as a "time capsule of Victorian life." The museum is open Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Next door, the Pejepscot Museum and Research Center, 159 Park Row, will show its new exhibit "The Mills and their People," on its first floor. 

The museums' entrance fee is $8.50 per adult and $4 per child. Combination tickets for both cost $16 per adult and $6.50 per child.