Portland, Maine 04101 United States
Discover how natural history informs past, present, and future through collections old and new. Learn how important the environment is to Maine’s identity and way of life. Supported by scientists and cultural specialists from communities across Maine, CODE RED focuses on how museums collect, and the role of humans in creating changes in society, climate, and biodiversity. The exhibition is based on the United Nation’s report Code Red for Humanity. That 2021 report demonstrates how human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean, and land, causing widespread, extreme, and rapid changes.
Maine Historical Society’s exhibition reunites selected PSNH collections with historic objects, photographs, and contemporary artworks to open dialogues about how humans can impact climate and biodiversity. CODE RED also explores Indigenous Science, Western scientific methods, Maine’s pivotal role in the modern environmental movement, and actions visitors can take to be part of this positive legacy.