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Hudson Museum - U of Maine

5476 Maine Center for the Arts
Orono, Maine

Phone: 207 581 1901

Statement of Purpose:

Anthropology museum with exhibits and programs that center on archaeological and ethnographic objects.

The museum explore anthropology as the study of humans and their reliance on culture.

The Hudson Museum shares the University of Maine's commitment to serve the public by being the gateway for people in Maine to explore and understand the diversity of human experience.

The museum acquires, documents, preserves, scientifically investigates, interprets and exhibits material culture.


The museum offers permanent, temporary and outreach exhibits, guided tours, teacher workshops, lectures, children's programs and training in museum methods.

The Hudson Museum's collections are anthropological and function as teaching and research aids for University of Maine faculty and students and the general public.

The William P. Palmer III Collection is one of the finest assemblages of Precolumbian Mexican and Central American objects in the United States.

Permanent collections also include materials from Native American cultures of the Northwest Coast, Plains, Southwest, and Maine, as well as artifacts from South America, the Arctic, Oceania, Asia and Africa.


Realms of Blood and Jade; Prehistoric Mesoamerica from Native Hands.

Featured in the museum galleries are exhibits about the native cultures of the Pacific Northwest Coast, American Southwest, Northeastern Woodlands, and the Artic, as well as those of Papua New Guinea, Panama and Africa.

The Hudson Museum Shop offers a wide selection of traditional and contemporary Native American jewelry, rugs, pottery, carvings, Maine Native Basketry, and other fine crafts as well as books, audio tapes, posters and stationary.


CALENDAR of EVENTS for the coming season:



Tuesday - Friday: 9-4;
Saturday - Sunday: 11-4.
Closed Mondays and holidays.


Free general admission.
Donations encouraged.
Charge for guided group tours. Call first.

Located in the Maine Center for the Arts at the University of Maine. Take Exit 51 off I-95 and follows the signs.


Key Personnel:

Dr. Stephe Whittington, Director

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