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While visiting Museum L-A, stop by the Museum Shop for a variety of gifts celebrating Lewiston and Auburn. Your purchase helps to support the work and mission of Museum L-A - and that special person on your list will receive a unique gift.

Choose from books on local and regional history, first-quality spreads and throws by Maine Heritage Weavers – the sole remaining textile mill in Lewiston, and original one-of-a-kind items from the textile mills of New England (acquired from outside sources for museum sale).





Among the shop’s unique offerings are:

  • Work Art notecard sets, matted prints  featuring original work from Bates Manufacturing's Design Department
  • Shadow boxes with original Bates textiles
  • Stoneware coasters and trivets with Museum L-A  logo or vintage map of the L-A area
  • Museum L-A patches
  • Buttons with details from works by the Bates Design Department
  • Our award-winning publication Portraits & Voices: Workers of Seven Mills
  • Locally-crafted ornaments inspired by the mills and their workers.
  • DVDs featuring some of our major events: Brickmakers Reunion and Portraits & Voices: Brickyard Roads exhibit opening, Portraits & Voices: Millworkers of Seven Mills exhibit opening, Portraits & Voices: Shoemaking Skills of Generations exhibit opening.
  • DVD: Brickmaking in the 21st Century at Morin Brick Company (Auburn, Maine)
  • DVD: Interview with the Dennis Family about the Dennis Brickyard (Auburn, Maine), with vintage footage from 1974 at Dennis Brickyard.

Additional items include:

  • First-quality bedspreads, shams, and throws by the Maine Heritage Weavers based on the original Bates designs
  • Lewiston - Along the Androscoggin  -  lithograph by R.N. Cohen (matted = 18" x 31¼")
  • Black sheep, bunny rabbit and owl finger puppets
  • Alpaca bears
  • Local, regional and nationwide books on immigration, labor history, the Civil War, and the Great Depression
  • Potholder looms, peg looms, and rug hooking kits made in New Hampshire
  • Postcards with antique images of Lewiston-Auburn including the mills and the shoe factories

Gifts from the Museum Shop are a reminder of the Twin Cities’ rich heritage of work and community. Call (207) 333-3881 or stop in to the Museum L-A Shop for prices and availabilty of specific products.