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March 17 Wednesday - December 30 Friday
10:00 a.m.—5:00 pm
Until December 30
Family Friendly

CODE RED: Climate, Justice, and Natural History Collections

At Maine Historical Society

wapi-kuhkukhas / Snowy Owl basket, Orono, 2022. Created by Gabriel Frey and Gal Frey.

The Exhibit

Did you know that Indigenous peoples steward the most biodiverse environments in the world? Maine Historical Society’s signature exhibition CODE RED: Climate, Justice & Natural History Collections explores Wabanaki ways of knowing about the environment, developed over millennia of living in what is now called Maine, and key to understanding climate change today.

Visitors to CODE RED learn about strategies to take action for positive change, with content from scientists, cultural specialists, and experts, among compelling objects like natural history specimens, cultural collections, and contemporary art—including wapi-kuhkukhahs, a Snowy Owl basket made by Passamaquoddy artists Gabriel Frey and Gal Frey in 2022.

From Ammacongan leader Wiwurna to Rachel Carson, Maine has always been at the forefront of environmental movements. Visit Code Red and be inspired to join this legacy! Also, enjoy two related exhibitions, Photojournalism and The 1936 Flood and Building The International Appalachian Trail (opens October 17).

Admission – MCHT Discount at the door!

Maine Historical Society (MHS) is deeply appreciative of the expertise, leadership, and stewardship of Maine’s environment that Maine Coast Heritage Trust provides and MHS is excited to welcome MCHT’s donors and friends to Code Red which highlights the importance of the environment to Maine’s sense of place, and the role we all play in caring for Maine. 


In recognition of MCHT’s leadership, we are pleased to offer 50% discount admission to MCHT supporters. 


Just say “I’m a Maine Coast Heritage Trust supporter” when you arrive at the museum store and ask for the discount. The discount is not redeemable for online ticket purchases.



Maine Historical Society Museum hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m–5 p.m.
Sunday–Monday, Closed