Margaret Chase Smith Library

56 Norridgewock Avenue, Skowhegan, ME 04976-1204

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About the Artist

Built in 1982 as an addition to Margaret Chase Smith''s home, the Library serves as a congressional archive, museum, educational facility, and public policy center devoted to preserving the legacy of Senator Smith, promoting research into twentieth-century political history, advancing the ideals of public service, and exploring issues of civic engagement. In addition to temporary exhibits, the Library features a timeline gallery, a research archive, and tours of her home. Born in Skowhegan in 1897, Margaret Chase Smith was the first woman to serve in both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. In 1950 she denounced McCarthyism with her famous "Declaration of Conscience" speech and in 1964 became the first woman ever to have her named placed in nomination for the presidency by a major political party.

Category: Library

Preferred Audiences: All

Disciplines: Painting, Photography, Multi-Disciplinary, Play & Screen

Contact Information

Margaret Chase Smith Library

56 Norridgewock Avenue
Skowhegan  ME  04976-1204 


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