The Maine Labor Mural is Back on Display
A mural depicting labor history that Gov. Paul LePage ordered removed from the lobby of the Maine Department of Labor is going back on display in Augusta. It will not be at the labor department. It was announced that the mural will set up in the in the atrium of the Cultural Building. That is the entry area for the Maine State Museum, Library and Archives.
The governor, in 2011, ordered the removal of the mural because he believed it presented a one-sided view of history that bowed to organized labor. There have been legal challenges and all this time the mural has been hidden away. The labor mural will be on loan for three years, subject to renewal.
I have never seen it in person. I am looking forward to checking it out.