View of the Fifth Maine Regiment building shortly after its construction in 1888

A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task for life: he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days. –Ralph Waldo Emerson The Fifth Maine Museum recently embarked on the exciting new project of creating a Historic Structure Report …

To the right of the walkway as you approach the Fifth Maine Museum lies a hefty oval boulder, its surface relatively smooth aside from the modest inscription “FIFTH MAINE VOLUNTEERS 1861-1865.”  This is the Memorial Boulder, and it’s been on the lawn of the Fifth Maine building for over 110 years. Memorial Boulder decorated for …