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L.C. Bates Museum/Good Will-Hinckley

L.C. Bates Museum/Good Will-Hinckley Facts

Started as the Good Will-Hinckley Homes for Boys & Girls in 1889, the facility originally served to house and educate impoverished or orphaned children.

The L.C. Bates Museum describes itself as a "natural history and cultural museum." It exhibits cover such fields as Maine natural history, Americana, art, archaeology, minerals ethnology, and Maine history. There is also a permanent display on the history of Good Will-Hinckley itself.

Good Will-Hinckley occupies a 2,450 acre campus which includes the L.C. Bates Museum, a Carnegie Library, a MOFGA certified organic farm, the Alfond Recreation Center and several athletic fields. The Moody Chapel is another iconic image of the complex. The chapel was built in 1897 and expanded in 1927. The L.C. Bates Museum occupies the old Romanesque Revival brick school building, originally built in 1903.

April - mid-November:
Monday, Tuesday: closed
Wednesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

mid-November - March
Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p..m.
Saturady: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: closed