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The experienced curator at Art & History Museums - Maitland elucidates American art and history with changing and permanent exhibitions and collections and inspiring educational programs. In the historic Maitland Art Center, which was founded in 1937, visitors can discover art as they wander through a complex of the few surviving buildings built in the Mayan-revival fantasy style. The Waterhouse Residence Museum ushers guests through a restored 1884 middle-class residence, saving would-be time travelers the trouble of obtaining monocles and Victorian social mores. A permanent collection of turn-of-the-20th-century woodworking tools and materials populates the Waterhouse Carpentry Shop museum, and the Telephone Museum faithfully chronicles the development of Alexander Graham Bell’s famous invention after the meteoric rise of can-and-string technology. The Maitland Historical Museum’s permanent and changing exhibitions highlight the town’s history, celebrate the burgeoning railroad of the late 1900s, and preserve the stories of local residents in a community gallery.
Art & History Museums
The seeds of the educational coalition known as the Art & History Museums - Maitland were planted more than seven decades ago when architect J. André Smith founded the Research Studio, an artists' colony that cultivated such creators as Milton Avery, Ralston Crawford, and Doris Lee. The Research Studio eventually became the Maitland Art Center, a place where arts enthusiasts can check out a gallery exhibition, take a class, or practice tilting their berets just right. Next door is the Maitland Historical Museum, where locals can learn about the families who built the city—the Waterhouses, the Galloways, the Dommeriches, and the Hills. And that's not all, either. Next door to the history museum is the Telephone Museum, and further south is the Carpentry Shop Museum, a 19th century building filled with period woodworking tools and materials. Finally, next door to the Carpentry Shop sits the Waterhouse Residence Museum, set in the original building constructed by pioneer settler William H. Waterhouse.