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USDA to help Maine children's museum get new building

Last Updated Oct 29, 2020 at 12:14 am MST

WATERVILLE, Maine — The federal government is going to help a children’s museum in central Maine make improvements that will allow for better exhibits.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Community Facilities Program is giving the Children’s Discovery Museum in Waterville a $67,500 grant and $692,500 loan. The money is intended to help the museum buy and renovate a building in Waterville.

The museum will be able to provide high-quality exhibits and programs, Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree said. The building will also serve as the museum’s new location, she said.

“As the most rural state in the nation, Mainers know how important it is to make our community institutions modern and accessible,” Pingree said.

The Associated Press