Brunswick, Maine (April 5, 2023) - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has donated $1,000 to Maine Maritime Museum to help promote the availability of free museum admissions to low-income residents receiving food assistance. The free admission is part of Museums for All, a national program by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to remove barriers of entry and make museums accessible, welcoming spaces. As a participant in Museums for All, Maine Maritime Museum provides residents who present their EBT or SNAP benefits card with free museum admission for up to four adults per card.
“Maine Maritime Museum is a wonderful place for individuals and families to learn about Maine’s seafaring history, and we are fortunate that it is located right here in our community,” said Sarah McMahon, Branch Relationship Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to support the work the museum is doing to make it accessible to all of our neighbors.”
Maine Maritime Museum was founded in 1962 to promote an understanding and appreciation of Maine’s maritime heritage and culture. Located on a 20-acre campus in Bath, Maine, the museum offers indoor galleries with rotating and permanent exhibits and hands-on activities. Outdoors, the museum features the country’s only surviving historic wooden shipyard and a full-size sculpture of the schooner Wyoming.
“With free admission programs like Museums for All, we hope more individuals and families will consider Maine Maritime Museum a destination worth stopping for,” said Amanda Pleau, Marketing and Communications Manager at Maine Maritime Museum. “As an organization, we’re working hard to be an asset to our community. It takes considerable time and resources to get this message out, and we are so thankful that Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is giving us the opportunity to raise awareness about this important initiative.”
Learn more about Maine Maritime Museum at www.mainemaritimemuseum.org.
Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.6 billion in assets. As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiary Bar Harbor Wealth Management. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit www.barharbor.bank or call 888-853-7100. Member FDIC.
From left to right: Rebecca Roche, Chief Advancement Officer at Maine Maritime Museum; John O’Neill, AVP Community Banking Relationship Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust; Andrea Headley, Development Officer at Maine Maritime Museum; Sarah McMahon, Branch Relationship Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust; Chelsea Lane, Director of Visitor Experience at Maine Maritime Museum; Amanda Pleau, Marketing and Communications Director at Maine Maritime Museum; and Julianna Preston, Group Tour Coordinator at Maine Maritime Museum.