Learn About the American Experience, Discover Maitland’s Rich History
The story of Maitland’s legacies united all of the Art & History Museums – Maitland, and extends beyond local geography, mirroring many American communities. The important individuals and families that made up these legacies include André Smith, the Waterhouse family, the Galloway family, the Dommerich family, the Hill family, and many more.
What united these people that founded our institutions? These pioneers were creative, innovative, entrepreneurial, and visionary. They came to this unfamiliar place and made opportunities for themselves and others. Drawn from a variety of social classes, they built both culture and community. Using archival photographs, artifacts, and documents, the exhibition explores these stories as they relate to the economic, technological, and social aspects of the American experience.
The research library located in the Maitland Historical Museum provides valuable historic resources to the public by appointment only.